Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My FT-857D manpack

Here are some pictures of my low-weight FT-857D backpack transceiver. It consists of an FT-857 transceiver, an SG-211 automatic antenna tuner, an antenna base for military whips, and a 5200mAh LiPo battery pack. The particular whip I use has a metric thread (M10). It was property of the army of the GDR.
The frame is made of aluminum and the total weight of the set is around 4Kg. I developed this backpack transceiver with SOTA (Summits on the Air) operations in mind, so I gave priority to low weight and rapid deployability, for when weather conditions are adverse. The rucksack also protects the radio from bumps and from the elements.

5 comments:

  1. Hola Diego.
    Eres un manitas enpaquetando equipos.
    Enhorabuena
    EB1AAL

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  2. Nice radio pack. Hope you make many more (SOTA) QSOs with it. 73, Bas

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  3. Insuperable diseño, y practico, me gustaria que me mandaras mas fotos, para hacer algo parecido y comentar la construccion, para mi 857 de un soporte igual o parecido; si no tienes inconvenientes.

    Eres un artista Diego.

    EA2WJ, Patxi.

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  4. Did you make the frame the radio system sits in or did you buy it? How did you put it all together?

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