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[TenTec] SCOUT packaging for the field

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Subject: [TenTec] SCOUT packaging for the field
Date: Sun Apr 27 09:51:44 2003
I used the Scout for several years
at FD and portable events. I would duggest that you get something a little
larger. Aminimum of 20 A\h should work fine. Electric runabout batteries
will work fine with the Scout, and the voltage drop will be .3 to.5 volts
fro 15 hours of use.


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Subject: [TenTec] SCOUT packaging for the field

I would be interested in all the Scout users that take the Scout for field
events (including field day) that have nice packages for the radio, battery,
antenna,  and accessories. I contacted folks like COMMUNICATION-OUTFITTERS
 <A HREF="http://www.communication-outfitters.com/";>Click here:
or maybe even these folks
here: Mobile Packs</A>
 to see if they have, or can make a pack for the SCOUT/Z-11
tuner/battery/accessories. If I hear anything I will be glad to share with

A couple of you shared some special boxes you had build to house the SCOUT
and they sure were neat. Got me scratching away on paper

Here is a site with some ideas too:
 <A HREF="http://www.hfpack.com/";>Click here: HFpack.com, The HF Portable

For the battery I caluculated for a weekend the following battery size at
full power)
600 ma receive and 10 amp transmit so used a duty cycle of 75 percent
and 25 percent transmit for 20 hours. That would be (0.75x0.6)+(0.25x10)x20
hours= about 14Ah so two 7.5 Ah in series or a 15Ah+ battery would do the
trick. Running QRP is about half that. Please correct me if I am wrong but
looking for a ballpark number.

I am sorry if this is a bit too basic for some of you folks--excue my

ANTENNA: I have been testing out the St. Louis Loop which is a 100ft sloping
DELTA LOOP fed in the apex with 300 ohm line.The loop is made out of two
strands of computer ribbon cable to keep it light and flexible and portable.
The apex is supported about 20ft up. Good for 40-10m wih good lobe patterns
and good gain. the original design used a 20ft fishing pole like the SD-20
fish pole but a local ham got me interested in these windsock poles which
very rigid and collapses to about 47 inches and weighs 3 lbs
 <A HREF="http://www.tmastco.com/TelepolePage.htm";>Click here: TelePole</A>

I got a bag of CHEM STICK lights that were outdated chemical lights for life
jackets from a local servicing company. These make great lights to work by

I am slowly converting over all the radios to ANDERSON POWER POLE

I am anxious to hear about your SCOUT SETUPS........I really enjoy seeing
nice neat station set ups both in the field and the shack

I am still trying to com up with a unique module storage container. I think
all-in-all I am looking for a nice MANPACK for the SCOUT set up. Lets hear
form you fellas with a lot more ideas than me

Alan KB7MBI in Woodinville, WA
FISTS 5702  Proud member of ARRL
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