As a Ham Radio operator (KK4HFJ), and with interests in disaster communications and weather monitoring / reporting (Skywarn), I have added sections on off grid ham radio and our diy amp / watt hour meter (and are working on the off grid weather station and packet radio BBS projects) to our DIY Solar ebook package. We have also cut the prices by 50% (now $20) to help raise funds for Emergency Communications and Weather Warning projects.
The weather station will be a portable emergency weather station (in kit form) that beacons weather data on shortwave frequencies, and accessible as a radio Bulletin Board System (BBS, pre-internet) and internet (if available).
Everything you need to know to design, build and maintain your own off grid power system is included in this package. It’s the culmination of our years of electronics and power training and off grid living experience.
For DIY info on these projects, see http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com