As has been mentioned, the backpack is small, but just about large enough for a simple activation.
I got all my radio kit in it, plus butties and a flask.
I mainly wanted the the 705 for transverting, but as the WX was reasonable yesterday, I could not resist a quick activation of my local one Blackcombe G/LD-030.
I knocked up a quick Slim Jim and attached to the aerial mounting plate on the side of the backpack.
One big problem I had, I wonder if I’m doing something wrong.
When walking with the radio switched on, the three multifunction knobs get compressed by the zip up front cover on the bag, causing the radio to constantly be beeping, not only that, it’s keeping the screen alive and draining the battery.
Has anyone else found this ?
Yes, when it’s running from the internal battery, the screen times out after so long of inactivity.
BTW, I’ve sussed it.
When walking you lay the radio on it’s back in the backpack, there is even two rubber strips to hold it in position and simply spin it round when you want to operate.
It a good backpack, but to transport it in the correct orientation would be more useful.