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GreekMan

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DIY radio gear bag
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:30:23 PM »
this is a poorman's kind.....





Cordura is impossible to find in Greece >:( and leather is expensive so I used an old travel bag and a cheapo door mat. ;D

this is my car Kit actually. the function of this bag/kit is to let me setup a field/emcomm antenna for my HT. The key item of the setup is a female-female UHF connector where I screw the wire on one end and my car antenna on the other. In the center of the connector a washer is soldered and sockets for radials made out of single strand electrical wire. (I am preparing for the 5th generation of the design). then the contraption is hung from a tree etc or attached on a 4section PVC pipe mast.

More pics....

http://imageshack.us/a/img222/367/web0180.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/3092/webigp8321.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img9/1017/webigp8323.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img141/3406/webigp8326.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/4100/webigp8348.jpg

Did some mistakes on designing it (i.e. the way the zipper mates and lets the 2 halves open) but there will be 2 more forthcoming so I will make them better next time.
that's all....

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Re: DIY radio gear bag
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 01:18:57 PM »
Looks Very Good.  I like it.

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Re: DIY radio gear bag
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 02:24:27 PM »
Looks great.  I have a hard box for home but now you got me thinking about on for mobile ops. 
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Re: DIY radio gear bag
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 10:53:36 PM »
I have had lots of radio bags, but none that neat,
now that I am moving it is all in one big box,
and I can't find anything,
now all I have is my hand held radio and a 12V charger till I finish moving.

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Re: DIY radio gear bag
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 02:00:02 AM »
guys havind all things in oen palce one on top of the otehr is nerve busting.

till now my car kit was in the orange case and in the orange bag seen in this pic.

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/549/web0127.jpg

(just below the tarp the radials and the car antenna can be seen)