Field Kit Gallery: KM4CFT’s Elecraft KX2 Go Kit

Many thanks to Jonathan (KM4CFT) who shares the following article about his portable field radio kit which will be featured on our Field Kit Gallery page. If you would like to share your field kit with the QRPer community, check out this post. Jonathan writes:

Hi Tom,

I thought I would share the two go kits I have [check out the QMX kit here]. I tend to customize my equipment and supplies before I go on a POTA or SOTA outing but I keep these for the rare occasion when I want to grab a radio real quick.

The Elecraft KX2 Go Kit

A bit more standard fare for elecraft KX2 owners. I use this kit the most often since the KX2 is rugged and incredibly well suited for field activations.

The kit contains 2 antennas: a Tufteln 28.5′ speaker wire antenna on a custom designed winder, and the Elecraft AX2 with all the fixings (mini tripod, adapter, bipod).

I keep 2 CW paddles on me: the KXPD2 and a retractable paddle designed by K6ARK.

I have 2 microphones: the Elecraft microphone and a mini microphone designed by K6ARK.

Having multiple options lets me operate in just about any situation/position.

For accessories, I have a cheap pair of earbuds, a power cable, and BNC to SO-239 adapter, 6 feet of coax and a BNC binding post.

Hopefully this information is useful to you and your readers!
-Jonathan KM4CFT

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