DIY Manpack

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Re: DIY Manpack

Post by DoctorCandelario » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:50 am

What about a CB for a manpack set-up? Would it be worthy? Or is it better to go with HF?

By the way, very nice work. I always wandered if this was possible and well, im speechless!!

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Re: DIY Manpack

Post by charlie505 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:43 pm

I picked this up on E-Bay.
Putting it all together now with an FT-857D.
Your frames looks stronger that the one I got. Will do that for my next project!


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I didn't use this guy, I bought mine for 75 dollars!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Station-A ... 35c9c483c0

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Re: DIY Manpack

Post by mattltm » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:22 pm

I've seen them on ebay but wanted something a little more "custom".

Let us know how you get on with it. Looks very configurable.

Is it made from aluminium?
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Re: DIY Manpack

Post by mattltm » Fri May 01, 2015 3:18 pm

The manpack revisited if anyone wants to see how it has evolved over the past 18 months...

http://www.m0lmk.co.uk/2015/05/01/ft-85 ... revisited/
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Re: DIY Manpack

Post by velojym » Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:40 pm

DoctorCandelario wrote:What about a CB for a manpack set-up? Would it be worthy? Or is it better to go with HF?

By the way, very nice work. I always wandered if this was possible and well, im speechless!!
Well, CB is technically HF, and will act a lot like a low-power 10m rig, which can be a lot of fun. Since a long-term, wide-spread emergency will involve a lot of otherwise unprepared help, CB opens up a lot of folks to the ability to communicate by just bringing Grandpa's dusty old Cobra out of the basement. That's a lot of comm ability just laying around, and it'd be nice to be able to maintain one's own connection to other hams, with some acting as a liason of sorts with CBers.

I think a legal 4w backpack CB, from a mountaintop trail, could do some amazing things, especially when the conditions are right.


Or, in areas without a big ham presence, CB and FRS radios are common enough that they can take the lead. (There's also FRS, GMRS, and MURS, just a matter of what's popular in your area)
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Re: DIY Manpack

Post by Athers » Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:25 am

charlie505 wrote:I picked this up on E-Bay.
Putting it all together now with an FT-857D.
Your frames looks stronger that the one I got. Will do that for my next project!


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I didn't use this guy, I bought mine for 75 dollars!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Radio-Station-A ... 35c9c483c0


Anyone got a newer link for this frame please

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