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FT 817 portable qrp

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Published on Oct 7, 2009

Well it is what it is

The radio is a yaesu ft 817nd I got it used from a ham here in the US. The radio is a lot better on the internal battery then I thought it would be. I get 4-5 hours out of the internal battery. However, I keep the 7 amp-hour bat with me just for the heck of it. I would like to get a light battery pack for it soon as my wife and I are planning to hike part of the AT this winter. And no she does not like ham radio she thinks im a geek

The backpack is just a wal-mart special.

The tuner is an ldg z-11pro.

The antenna is a 40 meter dipole fed with the cheapest lightest coax money can buy. And of course 5 of the finest watts.

The gun is a junker I got it at a gun show for a few bucks as the barrel was blocked up a air hammer took care of that. It shoots fine but it is of no value so it goes good in any backpack.

The ATV is a 250 trail blazer 2x4. I will say this if you did not know any better you would think it was 4x4. I have to find some metal so I can build some racks on it before hunting season.

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