As a amateur radio user I like to carry my radio most of the places I go. Everyone have some sort of Every Day Carry (EDC) item/Items that people take when they go out the house, Whether it is house keys, bank card or mobile phone. Above is my EDC Backpack which I use as Radio Go Bag as well. Few Items gets replaced depending on circumstances. Most common Items are as below:
For backpack I use ProCase Military Tactical Backpack
with 42L Capacity. I have been using this bag since November 2020 and had no Issues. I choose this bag for its 2 separate but full size compartments and MOLLEE Webbing.
Back pack have 2 Velcro patches one is Great Britain Union Flag
, 2nd is Customized Callsign and Name Patch.
For Light signalling I have a Mockingbird infrared beacon (British army surplus). Red bicycle strobe light by ALCOR,
White Bicycle light by Mizar.
Both lights are USB rechargeable. Apart from that I also have head light by Lighthouse
& a generic reflective band.
Charging & Power management:
For charging & power management I have a setup according to my needs, Charger for mobile phone, Power bank, charging cables, HT charging setup. For Mobile phone I use the original charger that comes with phone. For cable management for all cables I have Wire Cable Organiser
, As Power bank Anker PowerCore 10000mAh Power Bank,
For HT power I use a Step Up Voltage Converter
USB to 12V cable with HT charging pod.
Apart from my personal smartphone I carry Inrico T320 with high gain 4G antenna for better coverage, Wouxun KG-UV9D as Primary Analogue FM Transceiver & Retevis RT3 DMR. Occasionally Yaesu FT65E as Wouxun replacement & MTH800 for experimental testing. For DMR operations I have MMDVM which is also setup to transmit DAPNET
POCSAG pager on 70cm. I also carry RTL-SDR V3 for RX operations.
I have 70CM antenna for MMDVM, Abbree 42.5″ Tactical antenna attached with MOLLEE webbing on outside of bag. I connect HT with antenna using SMA extension cable.
Some time I get Rollup Slim Jim J-pole.
I prefer taking Audio/typed notes on smart phone but I also have a small note book, for writing I have a permanent marker, Uni-ball fine pen & highlighter for highlighting.
Personal Care & Hygiene:
As first aid I do have few assorted wash proof plasters, basic medication for headache, cold & flu, allergy & hay fever Tablets. For hygiene I have hand sanitizer, Andrex wipes, Simple face wipes. Occasionally I do carry extra set of clothing and CAP preferably RSGB cap. Also I have Face mask.
Tools and Extras:
I have a multi tool by Rolson, Lase distance measure, SD/Micro SD card reader
, Raspberry Pi 4
with heatsink case
, flash drive
& an emergency whistle,
Velcro ties, non climbing carabiners, Printed & laminated Amateur Licence copy.
I do periodically carry out maintenance and checks which also give me opportunity to find best possible way to sort the bag.
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