k0emt@dbbear.comQRP Portable Station



This is an index to pictures of the Ambico bag (model V-4420ASST) that I use for transporting my Yaesu FT-817 along with antennas and other accessories.

This bag is padded, has lots of zippered compartments and has a life-time warranty. I purchased it for less than $20 at Wal-Mart.

Since taking these pictures I have started using a Super Antennas 3/8" by 24TPI mounting bracket. With this bracket on, the bag will NOT zip shut. If you use the long whip and modified RS 11M back of set antenna, they can protrude from the same opening.

With everything that I stuff into the bag, including two extra sets of AA batteries, the bag weighs in at 10lbs.

June 2002
I have switched to UG-174 coax for quite a bit of weight and bulk savings. However, I do prefer the RG-58 when doing VHF+ weak signal stuff.

Also, Sears (US department store) was clearing out some 35mm camera bags. I picked up one for $3 that a 7Ah SLA snugly fits into. I put a fused pig tail on it with Anderson Power Poles. In the little front pouch I put the 817 barrel connector -> PP pig tail and some spare fuses. I threw in a couple higher rated fuses in case it needs to be used on another rig.

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