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Portable Ham Radio | Camping Gear & Shelter

Hello Operators.
During August 2020, I spent some time above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, practicing my portable ham radio field craft, testing my camping gear, and testing my tipi tent shelter and wood stove, and off grid camping with my dog Snapper for the very first time. This trip had two goals. The first was to showcase the camping gear, lavvu shelter and titanium wood stove used for off grid camping. The second was to test a new portable ham radio station which we will publish in a follow up video. The was truly a crash course in ham radio survival.

Here’s a list of equipment used in this video:
Camping gear:
– Detailed information on my gear: https://oh8stn.org/shelter-system/
– My tent is the Tipi 4 from Nortent: http://nortent.com/shop/6-tent/10-nortent-lavvo-4/
– The wood stove is a titanium wood stove from Nortent: http://nortent.com/shop/8-stove-for-tents/15-nortent-ultralight-tentstove/

Cooking gear:
Lixada Titanium cookware
900ml pot: https://amzn.to/3hLSEvX
350ml cup: https://amzn.to/3mx0RHX
1000ml Fry pan: https://amzn.to/3hGaX5P

Ham radio gear:
Lab599 Discovery TX-500: https://pileupdx.com/product/discovery-tx-500/
– Super Antenna MP1: https://amzn.to/32wWraI

Portable power:
– 100 watt solar panel from PowerFilm: https://californiapc.com/Portable-Solar-Chargers/PowerFilm-Solar/
– PowerFilm Lightsaver Max to power my qrp radio: https://www.powerfilmsolar.com/products/lightsaver-max-portable-solar-charger
Insect defense:
– A Thermocell Backpacker to keep the mosquitos and midges away: https://amzn.to/2GcgpQP

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