With the warm summer weather upon us thoughts turn to outdoor activities, I have been thinking of putting together a go kit.
Just a simple bag or backpack consisting of a complete station.
Here are a few ideas:
Yaesu FT-857D, 5-10 watts for qrp and some extra power in case I need it.
Werker 12V 10Ah sealed battery. 6 1/2 lbs.
Antenna? Looking at some type of end fed / dipoles. I have a Buddipole and ham sticks but would like to keep everything in a bag. If working near car I will be set.
Telescoping crappie fishing pole??
Antenna tuner: LGD Z-11 Pro
Pad, pencils, small light.
Backpack or heavy duty gym bag.
Assorted cables RG8X.
The weight of the radio and battery adds a few pounds but not going to be doing any major hiking, just working picnic table, beach, etc. Lets just say walking distance from car.
As you can see this is a work in progress type of list, so changes will be made. Any input from past experiences would be appreciated.