QRP RANGER – Hardened Power Systems


All that and only 2 pounds. I’ve been thinking of getting one of the portable LiPo power systems available at automotive stores,  but this might be worth checking out instead.

QRP RANGER – Hardened Power Systems

7 thoughts on “QRP RANGER – Hardened Power Systems

    1. shocktroop0351 says:

      For sure, I thought it was cool that the case is 3D printed also. I love the fact that technology like that is getting into the hands of everyday people.


  1. ApoloDoc says:

    Honestly, their products seem overpriced to me. R/C LiFePO4 or other lithium chemistry packs are great, just choose your own charge controller and add connectors. Yes, it is a nice package, but it is larger than needed, which is overkill for the FT-817. I have a pair of 5a-h LiPo packs that operate my 817 just dandy. Add PowerPole connectors and you are golden. Save money and weight!

    I have built a couple of portable solar panel/battery setups that work very well. 80w panel (provides real-world charging at 4-5a) + 12ah SLA is great for full-power portable ops. I am evaluating a folding thin-film panel, but it appears to provide nowhere near the advertised power. Anyway, this is fun stuff to play with, and I agree that the technology advances are great for those willing to take the time to learn.

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    1. shocktroop0351 says:

      Good info, thanks for sharing. Got any pointers for the diy’rs out there as far as which specific components you recommend?


    1. shocktroop0351 says:

      Thanks for sharing. I’m getting into SOTA and I’ve been looking at ways to reduce weight. I really enjoy your videos on youtube by the way, keep up the good work.


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