September 2020 Club Meeting – Everything you need to know about Lithium Batteries with AI6MS

Marcel tower - AI6MS

September 2020 Club Meeting – Everything you need to know about Lithium Batteries with AI6MS

Fayette County Amateur Radio Club
September 2020 Online Club Meeting 9/24 @ 7pm (ET)

You’re invited!

Guest speaker: Marcel Stieber, AI6MS

Title: Everything you need to know about Lithium Batteries

Abstract: Batteries are a necessity for almost all portable radio operations. With the advent of modern battery chemistries, the choices available to the radio amateur are plentiful. This presentation will focus on the three common battery types: Lead-Acid (SLA/AGM), Lithium (Lion/Lipo), and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP/LiFePO4). We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each chemistry, common uses and misuses, and everyday application tips for your latest amateur radio project.

Speaker Bio: Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, has been an amateur radio operator since 2008 while attending the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He was President of the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club, W6BHZ, and is currently the Industry Advisor to the club. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering, concentrating on RF and Communications, and writing his thesis on “Radio Direction Finding Network Receiver Design for Low-cost Public Service Applications”. Marcel works as a Senior Hardware Systems Engineer at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, CA and also serves on the Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board. He is an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the City of Cupertino, serving as the trustee and technical lead for the Cupertino ARES UHF repeater, W6TDM, and as the Project Lead for the Cupertino ARES ARKnet Project, which is building up a high-speed wireless intranet for the emergency responders in Cupertino. Marcel regularly volunteers at local repeater workdays as an RF technician and tower climber and enjoys providing communications for local bike rides and triathlons. He also volunteers as a Technical Advisor to several event management companies and local repeater groups. He is an ARRL Life Member and has helped license over 1267 hams since 2009, mostly recently working to develop processes and train teams using fully-remote examination methods. More info at

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Time: Sep 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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