Direction Finding Kit
What your looking at is everything required for direction finding, like possibly to locate a source of RF interference, or take part in a fox-hunt, or as I have used this kit for in the past, to get a fix on the location beacon from one of our high-altitude APRS balloons that has landed after a flight, and the payload with its beacon is beaconing its location on the ground.
This over the shoulder bag that I found at MEC here in Calgary is the perfect size for storing my 2 meter take-down-yagi, and my Icom IC-R5 communications receiver with the attenuator mounted on top of the R5.
Also included is the fox transmitter just to the left of the Icom IC-R5, that I put together with electronics that I acquired from Byonics, and the housing to house the electronics in I found at MRO here in Calgary.
I have added a security eyelet mount to the transmitter housing, allowing the transmitter to be cable-locked to a tree or some other convenient means of locking the transmitter down so that if someone comes across it, they don't carry it home with them.
There are other bits and pieces included in the bag including several different choices of antennas for when your to close to the fox for the yagi to be able to pin-point the location of the fox.
From time to time, I also include my UV-3R/Mobilinkd APRS device in the outside pocket that is paired via Bluetooth with my smartphone running APRSdroid.
Of course it goes without saying that this very versatile bag can be used to carry other things as well depending on my needs on the day while I'm out and about.
Click on the photo for a closer look.....
Here is a reprint of the construction article for building my take-down-yagi as it appeared in the September issue of QST......