With impeccable timing I took delivery of an Icom 705 last week on the very day the UK entered lockdown. I’ve managed to have a play with it at home but I can’t see me getting it onto a hill for some time. Which is probably a useful pause because it gives me time to solve an outstanding challenge - how to carry it undamaged to the top of a hill?
Icom do make a ruinously expensive backpack for this radio but it is too small for my uses, especially in the winter so I plan to use a larger conventional rucksack. The radio is, including the sticking out bits, approximately 8" * 4" * 4" or 200 * 100 * 100mm.
What do people use for protecting their radios? I could wrap it in a towel or a sheet of foam but some sort of box would be better. I guess the ideal is a box which would allow me to use the radio while it is still protected but the foam lined boxes I’ve found so far are all a bit big. What about a large padded bag of the sort used for photographic lenses?
All suggestions, other than buying a smaller radio will be appreciated.