A Great Bag for the FT-817


One of my favorite rigs is the Yaesu FT-817, the QRP transceiver that covers HF through 70 cm. I use it for mountaintop VHF, including Summits On The Air (SOTA) activations.

At Pacificon, I came across this bag by AMP-3 which is custom designed for the FT-817. David KF7ETX did a great job designing this bag, which he explains in this video.

There are cheaper solutions out there but this is the best one I’ve seen.

73, Bob K0NR

  1. #1 by Wayne Harrah on 5 November 2013 - 10:18 am

    I am interested in hearing the dimensions of the battery compartment… i need to buy a battery, so want to make sure I get something that will FIT.

    I also am curious if there is a provision to run the rear coax line out the back/bottom of the bag, or if it has to be run out the front/side.

    thanks… bag looks good.

    Wayne

  2. #2 by K0NR on 10 November 2013 - 4:03 pm

    Wayne,
    Sorry for the slow reply but I have been out of town and away from the bag.

    The battery compartment is roughly 5 inches wide (just a little wider than the FT-817), 2 inches high (looking in from the end of the bag) and 4 inches deep.

    I have been using a 12 volt 5 AH battery, which has plenty of room around it. It looks to me like a 12V 7.2 AH battery would just fit.

    The bag does not have a hole for routing the antenna cable out of the bottom of the bag.

    73, Bob K0NR

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