Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Case - March 2020


Paul Blundell
 

Recently I have been looking for a way to carry my portable radio collection and my other ultralight related items. I have used a variety of bags and cases in the past, my most recent case worked very well but it has recently become too small for everything I wanted to carry with me. I had added a bottom section to this for my notes but even with that I was struggling to fit everything in.
 
 
I was out doing some shopping yesterday when I called passed my local Super Cheap Auto. Here I found this new case for $50, I decided to replace my previous case as I found it was not working as well as I would have liked.
 
 
Last night I had some spare time so I sat down and set up this case. I have added some pieces of timber to divide my radios and give each of them a location.
 
 
Overall, I am very pleased with how well this case has come out, I am able to carry and store my baby 3" FSL plus two radios, log sheets, pens, notes, spare batteries and ear phones, everything I need for portable sessions. It is also small enough to fit in my back pack. For $50 it provides a great level of protection.
 
 
While this case was designed for ultralight DXing the same ideas could be used for amateur radio, radio scanning or any other storage need.
 
Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/03/portable-ultralight-radio-dxing-case.html
 
 
 
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Michael.2E0IHW
 

Thanks for the nudge, Paul.

Last week I was about to throw out a similar plastic case.
Glad I didn't (although the XYL wished I had...).

Nighttime bedside listening has brought in some TA.
Not bad with walls and domestic QRM in the way!

Almost local, I can still get the latest from
France and Spain on MW and LW.

We now have one suspected infection in the village,
so up drawbridge and up DXing!

Michael UK

On 26/03/2020 10:10, Paul Blundell wrote:

...Here I found this new case for $50, I decided to replace my previous case as I found it was not working as well as I would have liked.
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While this case was designed for ultralight DXing the same ideas could be used for amateur radio, radio scanning or any other storage need.
Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/03/portable-ultralight-radio-dxing-case.html
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Paul Blundell
 

Thanks Michael.

I am a big fan of these cases and like to find different ways to use them.

We are up to 42 cases here in Tasmania so just doing what I can to stay at home and only head out for work as needed. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:57 PM Michael.2E0IHW via Groups.Io <blumu=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks for the nudge, Paul.

Last week I was about to throw out a similar plastic case.
Glad I didn't (although the XYL wished I had...).

Nighttime bedside listening has brought in some TA.
Not bad with walls and domestic QRM in the way!

Almost local, I can still get the latest from
France and Spain on MW and LW.

We now have one suspected infection in the village,
so up drawbridge and up DXing!

Michael UK

On 26/03/2020 10:10, Paul Blundell wrote:

> ...Here I found this new case for $50, I decided to
> replace my previous case as I found it was not working as well as I
> would have liked.
...
> While this case was designed for ultralight DXing the same ideas could
> be used for amateur radio, radio scanning or any other storage need.
> Photos:
> https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/03/portable-ultralight-radio-dxing-case.html
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> Paul - Moderator
> UltralightDX





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Paul Blundell
 

Portable Ultralight Radio DXing Case - March 2020 - An Update
 
After building my latest case, I found a couple of issues. I needed to protect the screens and cases of my radios and I also had an issue with the back section where my AR1690 was. As the AR1690 does not had a hand strap, it was hard to get it out. Based on this I made some changes.
 
I have added silver cloth tape to each section, I have also made a basic strap from cloth tape which is attached to the middle section, this goes under my AR1690 and allows me to lift it up.
 
 
Photos: https://ultralightradiodxing.blogspot.com/2020/03/portable-ultralight-radio-dxing-case.html
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