Radio statioin in a bag

Discussion in 'Survival Communications' started by DKR, Nov 25, 2011.


  1. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    Bag is an ALICE ruck. Ft817, NUEPSK and a PRC-47 antenna, odds and ends.

    th_full_set.

    th_SDC10533.

    th_gear_carry.

    ANd under the hood
    th_under_cover.

    With the battery, rig, poncho, food, camping cra p all = 38lbs. The lead-acid battery is a killer, but can't go without it...

    Fun in the not sun.
     
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  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i packed a prc radio when i was in the corps
    they thought it would make me quit....lol
     
  3. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    I've humped PRC 25, 77, 104 the nastiest bi-itch of them all - a PRC-47! It's not the radio that'll kill ya, it's all da*ned batteries!
     
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Energy is ALWAYS the issue, in portable Comms... You have to get it somewhere and if you have to carry it, it usually weighs more than everything else.
     
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  5. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    BT question could say a mobile unit for a vehicle be packed like this for transport and powered by a solar kit.
     
  6. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    what about earth batteries like th eold telegraphs used?
    would they work? they arent hard to make
     
  7. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    I really like the idea of a pack radio that way if SHTF and you have to bug out. Then say something happens during travel and you have to bail on your vehicle you could still have comms and once you made it to your location you would have a good comm setup plus probally a better power source.
     
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Yes, they can... and you can use reduced Output, and then use smaller, lighter, Batteries till you get to better Power.... Just keep your TX short... and your Airtime under control....
     
  9. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Thanks thats what I was hoping Im trying to work up a kit to do all I guess at first TIL I get set into it to at least TIL I have an idea of what Im doing.
     
  10. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    A bud has a solar panel to keep his batteries up for his radios. Just put all my radio gear into an EMP proof (hopefully) metal box about 33"X18" and 20" tall. Next project is solar power for a campsite instead of having to depend on a generator.
     
  11. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Thats what I have to work on next is some type of good storage box for ,radio equipment, generator and a few other tools.
     
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