As you know I’ve been working on a series of highly portable, field going Ham radio boxes and the portable power boxes to juice them with. This article is branching off to renewing the power to keep your Ham radio outfit up and running far beyond simply a day or two. This article is about solar power. Specifically, I will share some information about solar power froma Glowtech60 foldable solar kit.
I have already covered solar power and the recharging of small batteries powering a small radio. I did a review of a SolPad7 and Nomad7 solar recharging kits for AA and AAA batteries as well as how those little solar pads can directly charge your Baofeng UV-5RA <click here to read about that>. Those batteries of course would be powering your Baofeng UV-5RAhandheld radio. But that was all about small, now is time to look at larger radios, larger power needs, and larger solutions.
Going back to the original mission that started all of this was the need for radio communications capability in the field. That mission is outlined as……..READ MORE
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