April 12, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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What Ham Radio Can Teach Us About Power Efficiency

While I was testing a Jackery Explorer 300 power station (the full review for that is coming out the beginning of next week), I realized that one of my hobbies can teach us all a lot about power efficiency. While the EV industry and solar is going toward greater and greater power levels, larger battery packs, and TONS of current, there’s still a lot to be said for minimizing your power use.

The “QRP” corner of the ham radio hobby has been pioneering doing something with almost nothing for decades. To better understand how these “efficiency nerds” have helped the world, we need to look at what it’s possible to do now. It turns out that the work of “silly” energy efficiency hobbyists can do a lot of good in the world.

Read more: CleanTechnica: https://bit.ly/3oFvoFf