Customers in the Field
PowerPort packs, pouches, power supplies, and radio accessories are in
use all over the planet. Let us know how you are putting our products
to use in the field to make mobile communications easier and more
Drop us and e-mail with your
story, and pictures if you can, and we'll share it here, so that
others can learn from your application and experiences.
Mayan WorldPack II
David Rosenthal: Writer, Photographer,
Retired California National Guard Pilot, Astronomer, Adventurer
David Rosenthal is no stranger to setting up
communications in remote and dangerous places. His long military
career included a tour of Vietnam and service as a MEDEVAC helicopter
pilot in Bosnia. He has traveled to Hungary, Venezuela, Paraguay and
Mexico photographing astronomical events. , David used our WorldPack II on a trip to the Yucatan in Mexico in May of 2003. He is
a regular contributor to QST magazine, and has featured our WorldPack
in an his articles.
April 1, 2003
"The pack is
great, as is the Gear Harness...
I've already put the (ICOM-IC) 706 into
the pack and adjusted the depth accordingly. The accessory pouch at
the bottom looks like it will serve very well for the external
speaker, microphone, and cables. More on this as I set it up.
Anyway, I'll continue setting this up
and let you know how it goes."
May 29, 2003
got back from the Yucatan trip and the pack worked out great! On the
way down, we used it to contain accessories (I put the 706 into my
wife's carry-on since losing it would have been a show-stopper) and,
once there, we used it to hold the whole portable station."
You can go to David Rosenthal's web page at
http://www.ridgenet.net/~n6tst/ to learn more about this
extraordinary man and the wide-ranging impact that he has had, not
only in his community, but throughout the world.
Photos courtesy of David Rosenthal 2003
Don't lose track, just because you lose power
Customer David Gibson sent us the e-mail
and photos below showing his tracker setup with our 7 AH PowerPort TransPorter.
"The Powerport Transporter is working out great!
Perfect size and I've been running a week now with no recharge.
Here are the pictures of my tracker using the
Powerport TransPorter. I have also added a page on my
website: It's sure nice not having to recharge AA battery packs every night."
David Gibson KA5J
To see more about the details of the setup, go to
David's website at:
photos courtesy of David Gibson,
WorldPack on Wheels
Pascal Carrier (VE2 WHZ):
founder of the
Quebec company "hamantenna"
Pascal took our original WorldPack on a
Canadian expedition via bicycle. He found this pack
to be a great way to carry communications gear on a bicycle. The
narrow width of the pack keeps your arms in the clear, and the weight
centered on your back.
Pascal's Hamantenna DX-6M
You can learn more about Hamantenna products at
photos courtesy of Pascal
Richard Steele of San
Luis Obispo, California
" I'm a die-hard hiker and this pack is the best I've
tried for bringing my FT-100 mountain
topping in the Sierras. There is room for all of
the essential gear that I need. It's a little detail, but I like the
attachment webbing on the shoulder straps so I can keep my handheld in
easy listening distance, so I can keep in
close touch with my kids on the
courtesy of Richard Steele
Alice McGuiness of
Alice gave us this excellent tip on how to turn the
NEO pouch into a dashboard mounting system in your car. Her car has
a "DashMat" on the dashboard. She simply pressed the Velcro hook
portion of the NEO closure to the DashMat, and it clings tightly. It
keeps the radio within sight, and within easy reach when a call
courtesy of Alice McGuiness
software: Easily keep track of your logs, archives and QSL cards
This software has been
recommended by our DX customers who like to work the HF bands.
DXtreme Software -
writing radio specific software since 1995,
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applications for all kinds of radio enthusiasts - their
software makes it simple and fun to enter loggings, record audio archives
of the stations that you've worked or heard, and
maintain a digital repository of your QSL cards. Check them
out at www.dxtreme.com.
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how you put your PowerPort products to work (and play!)
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