How do you carry your handheld radio?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by semdoug, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. semdoug

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    I decided on a Kokatat Misfit with radio pocket to keep things simple. Works well as long as the radio antenna is not too long; with a longer antenna one may be in for a nose or eye poke. It would be nice if Kokatat angled the pocket so the antenna pointed up along the PFD shoulder strap. A strap fastened to the shoulder strap to hold the antenna over to the side helps.
     
  2. M2G

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    That's the same PFD I'm using mostly. I agree that Kokatat could easily tilt that pocket slightly which would help ward off nosy antennas.
     
  3. Astoriadave

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    A short wedge of minicell adhered to the inside of the pocket, near the bottom, will also shift the antenna out. Also makes for a better jam fit.

    I lost one VHF because I had not evolved to using a lanyard clip ... no more.
     
  4. semdoug

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    I'll have to try the minicell wedge idea, though the radio is already a tight fit.
     
  5. M2G

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    That pocket on the MsFit won't allow anything but the radio in it, with my VHF. The Standard Horizons HX851 is one of the bigger ones I guess. That said, it fits well in either of the lower side pockets as long as you aren't counting on that wider storage option for something else already.