Need Good Carrying Case for Icom IC735

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  1. W8WZ

    W8WZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have an Icom IC735 that I use as a portable station for special event operations and like activities.

    I was wondering if anyone had a good suggestion for a good carrying case for it. Ideally something that could be checked in luggage on an airplane as well as just put into the trunk of a car.

    I also take an MFJ antenna tuner and a switching power supply with me so if the case could fit those things that would be perfect - but the main concern is the radio.

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks es 73 Carl W8WZ
     
  2. N2PQW

    N2PQW Ham Member QRZ Page




    Pelican 1600 case

    Discussion in 'General Merchandise' started by KN4EMY, Sep 12, 2017.

    https://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/pelican-1600-case.581110/

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  3. NM7G

    NM7G Ham Member QRZ Page

     
  4. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Let's run the numbers...

    An Icom 735 is approximately = 9.5" x 3.7" x 9.4" (Source: https://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/735.html)

    The airline carry on regulation size is = 9" x 14" x 22"

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    The Pelican 1600 case is = 24.25" x 19.43" x 8.68" (Doesn't qualify as carry on, must be flown as checked baggage)


    Other Pelican series cases and airline size information chart: http://www.pelican-case.com/airline-allowance.html


    Personally, I would never send radio equipment as checked baggage unless you feel entirely comfortable throwing the bag with all the equipment inside from at least a 15 foot height in a free fall to hit the ground.
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    Because after all, this is how your "flying" radio equipment will be travelling to it's destination.

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
  5. WB2WIK

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  6. N2PQW

    N2PQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    This should do the trick, (except for the 15.77" dimension) and the price is great, too! I just spotted this in stock at my local Sam's Club, and it's available for order online, as well:

    https://www.samsclub.com/sams/20in-protective-case-member-s-mark/prod21233244.ip


    Outside dimensions: 19.78" x 15.77" x 7.41"
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    Good luck, let us know what you decide to do!

    Cheers,
    David / N2PQW
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2017
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  7. KC8VWM

    KC8VWM Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    That's actually a good deal. :) Cheaper than similar one's I have seen recently on eBay.
     
  8. K4AGO

    K4AGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    You may want to see whats available on eBay in the used Zero Halliburton line. I remember the Zero Halliburton advertisements where they took a Volvo and put it upside down ao a Zero Halliburton suitcase without crushing it. That was suitcase on the ground, Volvo on top of the suitcase with its wheels in the air. I am retired now but previously worked for two major airlines and traveled as many as 4 to 7 flights a day for 32 years. I used Zero Halliburton luggage and will swear by it. It got scratched up but I NEVER had anything damaged inside a Zero Halliburton suitcase. That includes still and video cameras and electronics. Zero Halliburton will protect your Icom radio.
     

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