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Protective case for Ft-818

Discussion in 'QRP Corner' started by KG4DYN, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. KG4DYN

    KG4DYN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been shopping online for a protective case for my Ft-818, but can’t seem to find exactly what I want. I need something small enough to go in my carry on pack. I plan to put only the transceiver and a sat phone in it. Any suggestions?
  2. KM4DYX

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  3. KM6KJI

    KM6KJI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why not the Yaesu CSC-83 vinyl case?
  4. KG4DYN

    KG4DYN Ham Member QRZ Page

    I want to protect the knobs during travel, especially the encoder.
  5. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    A hard case like the one's listed would provide pretty good protection, even if checked. I have traveled with radios and always just packed them in my carry on and used the clothes I was packing as the protection. Never been a problem.
  6. W7CJD

    W7CJD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a neoprene case sold for Kindle, and Kindle-type, reading devices I saw in B Dalton bookstore.

    It flaps over the knobs, held in place by it's shape.

    I feel safe putting it in my backpack, to take out and connect up for my portable station "on site".
  7. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Portable Zero offers a nice product
    protects encoder and ant connector.

    Good price point and I'm very happy with mine.
  8. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a Amp3 pack, but I want the Portable Zero roll cage.
  9. KG4DYN

    KG4DYN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Lots of excellent suggestions! Thank you all!
  10. K7WFM

    K7WFM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Check out padded camera cases. They can be had rather cheaply.
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