Ham Radio Camping in a storm

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by OH8STN, Dec 3, 2021.

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  1. OH8STN

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  2. KC7JNJ

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    Ok I enjoyed that....

    If you are deploying in a car or a truck you might take a look at a Bluetti EB-70 for power. I got one earlier this year with Bluetti’s 200 watt solar panel. I have been experimenting what I can do with it, the other night my wife used a 3 quart Insta pot and cooked a meal with the EB 70 and we still had lots of power to spare so it was pretty cool.
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  3. KO4NRT

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    One man in the woods gets his stuff taken away by two men in woods. Team up people this lone ranger bs will just get you rolled!
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  4. WB6FQZ

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    Yea, then 3 men show up......ARM THYSELF!
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  5. OH8STN

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    Going out in the Subaru is rare but often thought about building or buying another solar generator. What puts me off with commercial models is they don't have high current DC Anderson powerpole outputs. My 576wh solar generator build is still strong, but we didn't take it on this trip.
    Julian oh8stn
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  6. WN1MB

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    Some of us prefer not to live in a constant state of fear.
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  7. KC7JNJ

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    I have built a cigarette lighter adapter to anderson powerpole cable. EB-70 uses a 716WH, LiFePO4 battery. At the cigarette lighter adapter it will put out 10A. Thats more then plenty for my FT-817nd.
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  8. W1YW

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    I really enjoyed this..... AND I have both the Surface and the Ic-705;-)
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  9. WD4ELG

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    Another great video, Julian.

    Nothing feels better than chowing down on some good food in a warm shelter after working outside in the cold. Too bad you guys did not have any beer to go with it, but that's probably not a good idea at 60 degrees north because you won't feel yourself getting cold and you could end up suffering from exposure.

    The tips you share go way beyond ham radio...SOTA/POTA in western mountains can get dangerous if the operator gets caught unprepared in a snow squall.
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  10. OH8STN

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    Outstanding, I didn't know Bluetti uses LiFePO4. I'll have a look.
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  11. OH8STN

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    Look Ma, No wires! :)
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  12. OH8STN

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    Thanks for the comment. Agreed, it was delicious. I still remember taking a bite and wondering if the tent was going to blow away while we were eating.
    I prefer the occasional root beer but I agree, it would have been nice:)
    Thanks for the comment and the kindness. It's very much appreciated.
    Julian oh8stn
  13. US7IGN

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    In such cases, whiskey is much better. When it comes to safety, the car is really better. For me, it is both a shack and a refuge and a source of energy.
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  14. OH8STN

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    Come on guys. After so many years y'all know I don't drink alcohol anymore. You know it was getting bad when your nickname is Black Russian.

    To be honest guys, I really don't like deployment in a car. I don't mind to get dropped off then hike some kilometers 4 miles to my location. To be fair though, I have thought about a snowmobile or quad, pulling a lightweight micro trailer/camper.

    The tent and wood stove with snowshoes or on skis is really an experience.
    As far as the alcohol do, I do miss port-wine sometimes. I'll stick to the root beer though :)
    Julian oh8stn

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  15. US7IGN

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    In our area, the most dangerous animal is a man, so being alone in a tent in the middle of nowhere dangerous enough. In the car, I lock myself at night, and behind the tinted windows I see better what is outside than someone can see me inside. And I also use the stove outside)

    In fact, everyone comes over time to the format that is most convenient for him, the main thing is just to get ass off the couch more often and go out of town)

    P.S. Whiskey is better than beer, because you need to go out in the cold less at night to piss )
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