Following a day trip to the Isle of Wight yesterday to activate the two summits there, I have been reluctantly forced to concede that my dearly beloved backpack which has accompanied me on many trips both radio and otherwise has come to the end of the road.
So, as I look for a replacement, I would be interested to know if anyone has any recommendations for SOTA activations? In terms of equipment I typically take: Yaesu-817, Wire antennas, LDG 817 tuner (depending on antenna), 7Ah LifePo4 battery, telescopic pole plus cables etc.
I don’t have a fixed idea on price, so would be interested to know what’s out there! This would be for what I would consider the lighter-end of SOTA activations, so at the maximum walking for a few hours rather than an all-day hike. At least for now!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.