Dec 14, 2021
In this episode we talk with Thomas Witherspoon, K4SWL. Thomas has a popular YouTube channel where he does real time on the air portable operating and gear reviews. Thomas is also the editor for the web sites The QRPer and the SWLing Post. A contributor to RADCOM, The Spectrum Monitor and other publications, Thomas is give us his perspective on gear, gear bags and organizing for portable operating.
QSO Today Expo https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/
Thomas’ YouTube channel
Short Wave Audio Archive
Radio Spectrum Archive
RADCOM Magazine (RSGB)
The Spectrum Monitor eZine
Mike’s fan controller link
Vince’s aluminum tripod for portable antennas is something like this
Vince’s favourite tool bag - Craftsman Power Tools 14”x10x6’ish with handles and shoulder strap
Only available used, discontinued product
Micro Manager: ($145.00) is all-around brilliant, boxy EDC pack.
C-Ruck: ($295) cavernous all-around POTA and SOTA pack.
Booty Boss: ($135) waist pack.
The Hound EDC bag: ($95)
Lil’ Roy: ($40) for SDR field kit and portable shortwave radios.
Synapse 25: ($220) Insane internal organization and innovative design.
Travel Tray, Large: ($25) these are ingenious round travel trays that convert into stuff sacks. Get the large size, not small.
Tom Bihn HLT bag
CP Gear Aircrew/Pubs bag For Headphones & Cables
ASA “Pilot Bag” for Headphones and cables
Medic’s bag from 5.11 “UCR Sling Pack” 14 litre Rod's Padded choice for the KX2, antennas, coax
Excessorize Me YouTube channel