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 Post subject: Re: DIY Manpack
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:50 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: DIY Manpack
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:43 pm 
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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-Antenna-Tuner-backpack-frame-for-YAESU-FT-817-LDG-Z11-LDG-Z100-HAM-/231018365888?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c9c483c0


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 Post subject: Re: DIY Manpack
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:22 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: DIY Manpack
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:18 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: DIY Manpack
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:40 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: DIY Manpack
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:25 am 
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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-Antenna-Tuner-backpack-frame-for-YAESU-FT-817-LDG-Z11-LDG-Z100-HAM-/231018365888?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c9c483c0




Anyone got a newer link for this frame please


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