HF Propagation predictions

February 11, 2024 Julian OH8STN 2

An amateur radio operator explores how detailed weather data could predict HF band openings, leveraging temperature, pressure, and historical contact information while considering the impact of cold on equipment conductivity.

Keeping the Ham Shack & my Lithium batteries warm in winter

January 25, 2024 Julian OH8STN 0

To protect lithium batteries from cold while charging, a video/blog showcases using a Chinese diesel heater in an off-grid ham shack. It’s vital to keep batteries above freezing, a lesson learned from electric cars in winter. The video details the installation and operation of a 3kw Vevor diesel heater, which also powers up using the ham shack’s LiFePO4 batteries, maintaining ideal temperatures for both batteries and equipment.

Power Queen LiFePO4

December 29, 2023 Julian OH8STN 2

By now, many of you have heard about the collaboration between Power Queen and Off-Grid Ham Radio OH8STN with ready-made LiFePO4 battery packs. Having readers […]