I prepared a small mobile/pedestrian station to double as an field day
setup or rapid deployable communication station.
Used it for the first time on 2003.
* Self contained radio amateur station
* HF capability: 40m, 17m, 12m and 10m bands
* VHF capability: Voice, and APRS (optional)
* UHF capability: (optional)
* ATV capability: (optional)
Capability of mobile operation and doubling as portable shack
Capability of pedestrian and mobile operation for field day or emergency use.
HF radio, VHF/UHF radio
12V battery supply (85Ah) and Solar charger
Diverse power and signal cabling
Flexible VHF antenna
"Fishing pole" vertical antenna for HF
Dipole for HF/40M
Swiss army knife
Spare PL type plugs
Ham radio licence
Copy of operation manual for radios
Vertical support for the fishing pole antenna
Small medicine kit.
The vertical antenna does not work good on 40m (needs more loading and more
radial), so a dipole was built on site.
The dipole needs a slingshot or an 2 mast support in case there are no trees
The power cable from battery to HF radio is putting many power losses (too thin).
A table for the radios is needed in case I can not get to use the car seat as support.
Forgot to take the ham radio license (but it was not necessary)
Forgot (did not think forehand on this possibility) to take bug repellent (the
place was infested by annoying little bugs)
The spare RG-58 cable was to short to make more experiments with antennas.
The photos on the first test.:
The "shack" and the vertical fishing pole also supporting the
Operating and testing setup
The TS-50 and TM-D700 inside the "Tupperware mobile" (yes I opened
holes for cooling)
The "arm" rotator for the 2m an 70cm antennas of ARAL
The operating position of the ARAL team.
The dipole used by ARAL team.