Solar Power for QRP

I’ve always wanted to operate my radio on Solar Power. This was a fun to do project. I can’t wait to bring it to a Field Day Event.

I bought the aluminum from Metals Depot in Kentucky. (link attached)  They have lots of aluminum shapes and parts to choose from. The parts arrived via UPS. It nice to have a good source like this for ham radio projects.


HQRP is a good company to buy solar panel parts and controlers from. The QRP part of their name is just coincidental to this being a QRP project.




de AA1IK

Ernest Gregoire



Ernest Gregoire, AA1IK, is a regular contributor to and writes from Florida, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

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