The Comedy and Tragedy of Wind Power.

It's not a comedy if you're living through it. Bad news out of Texas gives us an opportunity ┬áto look at what can happen when energy policy and weather conspire to pull the grid down. If you live in the upper Midwest USA like me, or New England, or for that matter anywhere north of St. Louis, you … Continue reading

Your Friend, The Voltage Regulator.

An old concept. The voltage regulator has been around since the days of the vacuum tube. Modern radios are especially dependent on them. What are they, and why do they matter? In electronics, current can and does vary but voltage usually does not, or should not. Radios generally do not like … Continue reading

To Whom It May Concern.

A curious trend. Just over two weeks ago, traffic to Off Grid Ham exploded. By January 15, OGH racked up more page views and unique visitors than it usually gets in an entire month. At this writing the website has surpassed its previous monthly traffic record by many thousands of views/visitors, … Continue reading

The Ship Has Sailed.

Where have you been? Preparedness and survival As I write this the outcome of the Presidential election is not known. Depending on who you choose to believe, which candidate is ahead and which is lagging is a wildly open concept. One thing for certain is that there is a sense of nervousness, a … Continue reading