Portable Radio Scanning Go Kit

tanger32au

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Jul 13, 2020
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Recently I have been looking at change / improving my “Portable Radio Scanning Go Kit”. Until now I have used a few different cases and bags, some have worked really well, others have not been as great. What I enjoy is the challenge of trying different options, the experience I get from this allows me to continue improving my cases, hopefully finally finding the ultimate setup which works for me.

I was out doing some shopping recently when I called passed my local Supercheap Auto store, here I found this new case for $24.95, I decided to replace my previous case as I found it was not working as well as I would have liked. My plan being to use my previous case for my work tools and use this new case for my radio scanning go kit.

I started off at home by sitting UBCD396XT and other pieces of my radio scanning kit on the foam to see how they would all fit best. After this I cut the foam to suit and pulled out the required sections. Using this foam I decided that to fit in the most amount of radio gear, after trying a few different layouts, I decided to keep the foam around my UBCD396XT but remove all the foam from the right hand side of the case to give me enough space for:
- UBCD396XT
- 3 x aerials (these live under the UBCD396XT)
- AC charger
- Ear phones
- Programming cable (including USB to serial adaptor)
- Note book and pen
- Spare AA batteries
This layout is about the most efficient use of the space that I could do.

Overall, I am very pleased with how well this case has come out, I am able to carry and store my UBCD396XT, notebook, pens, spare batteries and ear phones and aerials, everything I need for portable sessions. It is also small enough to fit in my back pack. For under $25 it provides a great level of protection. Using the foam means that each item has a home and that they are well protected, it is also much lighter than my previous cases, meaning I will carry it with me more often. It really wins on the price v size v quality scale.

While this case was designed for radio scanning, the same ideas could be used for amateur radio, radio dxing or any other radio storage need.

Photos: https://7250radioscanning.blogspot.com/2020/08/portable-radio-scanning-go-kit-august.html
 
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