SOTA Portable Equipment

My primary SOTA rig is the Steve Weber (KD1JV)  ATS4b. (185g)
This is a 5 band CW rig covering 40 - 15 metres at approx 4 to 5 Watts O/P.
Power is supplied by a 1000mAH Lipo 3 cell battery (89g) or 350mAh 3sS Lipo (47g)
The antenna is an EFHW for the band in operation (linked wire) tuned using a KD1JV L Tuner. (85g)
This is raised on a  7 metre fishing pole.
Keyer is an American Morse Equipment Porta Paddle. (70g)

As back up I also have 2 KD1JV Mountain Top Radios (MTR)
MTR 1 covers 60 and 20 metres. (80g)
MTR 2 covers 30 and 40 metres. (169g)
Backup key is provided by a Palm Pico keyer. (28g)

Logging is done either manually, with Notepad and pencil, or via a Pandora Handheld computer using SOTALog.
ATS4b, Lipo Battery, L-Tuner, AME Porta paddle


A small handful.

A Tiny Handful.



AME Porta Paddle

MTR Ver1 (60/20)

MTR Ver2 (30/40)

KD1JV rigs

In the field

Back-up, Palm Pico key.

QRPp funday's setup! Rockmite 20 and UglyMite 40. 500mW O/P

Bicycle Rig

Bicycle rig packed

Logging with a Pandora

Pandora in action

On the mountain (summit shelter)

Tarp shelter

Bicycle Portable

5 comments:

  1. Hi Peter, congrats on your SOTA gear!
    We have 8 QSOs so far and I'm looking forward to a S2S.
    73 Viktor HA5LV

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  2. TKS for QSOs. God Luck.
    73
    Juan
    EA1AER

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  3. Nice collection of the world's finest portable-ultralight radios ...hope to work you some day with one of my weber rigs via S2S! ...73, Steve wGOAT

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  4. Brilliant collection of kit Peter. Nice to work you this morning on 40M (using 5W QRP here with indoor dipole in loft!). 73 de Nigel G4BSW Margate

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