Arctic Circle Off Grid 2023

May 25, 2023 Julian OH8STN 5

In May 2023, Julian OH8STN, Ed WQ2U, and Oliver DL4KA set off on an off-grid communications field test above the Arctic Circle. The team aims to test new strategies for off-grid communications, spanning portable power, robust hardware, and antenna efficiency. The expedition will take place near Rovaniemi, Finland. Also, part of the testing includes new robust packet radio capabilities and power supplies. The team encourages interaction from the community via Winlink and APRS messages.

Portable Ham Radio with a Microsoft Surface FAQ

October 10, 2021 Julian OH8STN 6

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is ideal for portable ham radio data modes, according to a series of tests discussed in a blog post by Julian (OH8STN). The device’s lightweight design, Windows 10 operating system, and compatibility with software like Winlink Express and Vara HF made it an optimal choice for portable ham radio operations, EMCOMM, or Preparedness.