Cross-fertilization between different activities and industries can yield quite useful techniques or product combinations, and [Steve] shares some details about using ice fishing gear to make winter radio activities more comfortable and portable.
Using a folding tent cover, [Steve] was able to create a minimal and self-contained field station that housed all of its necessary equipment, and with the help of a small propane heater, remained fairly comfortable during a 24-hour winter event.
For those interested in the radio ending of what [Steve] was doing, he goes into detail about the radio equipment and antenna he used, which itself can be easily stowed in a bag and has withstood high winds successfully. After all, the purpose of the event was emergency preparedness, and while radio can operate without a wider infrastructure to support it, antenna design is critical for best results.
As for keeping the operator safe during all of this, it turns out that the problem of a pop-up winter shelter that’s both light and compact has already been solved by ice anglers; and while it can be fun to roll your own solutions, it’s not always necessary to reinvent the wheel.
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