Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Backpacking Your Radio

There are always questions about what is the best way to pack a radio to insure that it is protected and gets to and from the remote location in the same condition that it left home. I suppose the function for the answer to that question would be:

R = # of Radios
C = # of Containers
H = # of Hams

R x C x H = the number of ways to pack a portable radio.

Translation = a lot of ways to pack a radio

So here is my solution for carrying an ATS4B and an MTR to the top of the mountain, complete with power supply, ear phones and key.

Pelican 1020 and 1040 Case
I put a thin layer of spongy material on top to keep the radios from moving around in the box. So there you go, my main rig and a back-up.


  1. Good evening Mike, I have always used the Pelican product. I have used them for my KX1 (sold now) but I do have them for my KX3 and K2 rigs. Very well made and very very much worth the cost. The way I look at it is ......if you are going to spend 1500 to 2000 on a radio a 100.00 case is nothing to keep it safe.

    1. Mike,

      Agree completely. It's relatively cheap insurance.


      Mike AD5A