Getting started on 2m VHF portable ham radio

In this video I discuss the basic steps on getting outdoors with VHF radio. I reflect on what I have learned journeying through the hobby with portable amateur radio.

I use a Yaesu FT857D, 9ah battery, Slim Jim antenna, coax, paper logbook, telescopic pole and a drive over mast. I have a backup radio in the car with spare leads, repair kit in the car. I use a similar setup when backpack portable except a lighter battery.

I’m a licensed amateur radio operator from the United Kingdom. My YouTube channel features videos focusing on operating portable radio from various locations plus how to videos, tutorials, insights and conversations in the hobby.

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