Hi. I’m Dave, WB7OBG. I live in Phoenix, Arizona where there is no shortage of sunshine. The idea of a solar-powered ham radio station has always intrigued me.
We’re going to start out small, inexpensive and low-power.
I have an Elecraft KX-1 and currently power it from a 12V 7AH gel cell. I’ll be using a small (20 watt) solar panel and charge controller to charge the battery.
My handheld of choice is the Kenwood TH-F6A. Keeping things simple, We’ll be charging it from the 12V gel cell.
From there we’ll see where solar powered hamradio it takes us.