Kit Examples Elecraft (K1, K2, KX1, KX3) Hendricks Kits Wilderness Radio Juma Oak Hills MFJ Small Wonder Labs Many others
Antennas Long wire and tuner Dipole and no tuner End Fedz half wave End fed quarter wave Buddi-pole Ham Sticks Many others
Power Commercial Mains Battery Small generator Solar panel(s) Wind/hydro Other
Other stuff to take Paper, pens/pencils, logs, computer & power supply Table, chair(s), tablecloth, tent/canopy/umbrella Hat, sunscreen, jacket, rain gear, other apparel Handouts (if in public place) Ham license UTC clock, lantern/flashlights Food and beverages
Summary Lots of choices in gear – from under $100 for single band QRP kit and homemade antenna to over $1K for IC-7000, tuner, and power supply. Decide what you want to do and how much you want to spend... Then collect the gear, test it out, and... GO PORTABLE!