Light weight SOTA Stations

Here are two lightweight SOTA stations recently put together.  The SSB station has been used, although the CW one is still waiting for the right opportunity!  (running out of excuses here).

SSB 40m Station @ 900 grams

SSB 40m Station @ 900 grams

The SSB station uses the home brew 40m transceiver, 3 band End Fed Half Wave antenna and a 3 cell 2200mAh LiPo pack.

It weighs 900 grams including the carry case.  A few more grams could be trimmed off by using Kevlar antenna wire and maybe lighter cables.  The 4.5 metre squid pole is carbon fibre and weighs an extra 200 grams.

Lightweight CW Station @ 600 grams

Lightweight CW Station @ 600 grams

The CW station consists of the KD1JV MTRV2 CW transceiver, 3 band End Fed , Palm /Mini-Paddle, End Fed Half Wave antenna and a 2 cell 1000mAh LiPo pack.  

All up including the carry case, some instructions and a dummy load, it weighs 600 grams.  The same 200 gram squid pole can be used.

The carry cases were obtained from Target and are intended for “action cameras”.

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2 Responses to Light weight SOTA Stations

  1. Paul Taylor says:

    Tidy work Glenn. You are ready for that 7 day wilderness trek now. When will that be? 73 Paul vk3hn.

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