Wolf River Coils offers a wide variety of products for your mobile, portable and base station needs. Portable vertical antennas are their specialty.
Lead-acid batteries usually only last for 300-400 cycles, while our lithium-iron batteries can continue for more than 3000 cycles and maintain 80% capacity after 3000 deep cycles. The service life is more than 8 times that of lead-acid batteries. This is the battery I use for my POTA activations.
My first choice for a work horse radio for POTA and any portable operations. The FT-891 HF All Mode Mobile Transceiver once again continues Yaesu's legacy for legendary receiver design in a compact package, providing uncompromised performance for both the mobile and stationary Amateur operator. High end 32-Bit floating point DSP enhances the operating experience providing a cleaner, clearer signal and reducing overall operator fatigue creating a more enjoyable environment for any Amateur operator.
Digital modes interface for amateur radio combining audio codec and serial CAT interface. I use their product for digital modes with my Xiegu X5105 and G90.
Ever since becoming licensed as an amateur radio operator, I have wanted to learn Morse code. After upgrading to Amateur Extra in late 2020, I decided it was time to learn the code so that I could take full advantage of what amateur radio (and all of my radio equipment!) had to offer. Joining the LICWC has been amazing, and I was able to make 80 CW contacts during Field Day 2021, work 8 of the 13 Colonies on CW, and I have been using CW during my POTA activations now too. Give them a look, they have MANY satisfied operators now pounding brass thanks to their volunteers. They offer around 60-some classes EACH WEEK that are held over Zoom, which is extremely easy to use with either a PC/laptop, tablet, or your phone.
Hands down, the most popular battery chemistry to use for amateur radio portable operations is LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate). While there is a certain battery company that is very popular with the ham crowd, they are ridiculously expensive! Considering the cells themselves are all from one of a handful of factories in Shenzhen, China (confirmed by a company rep), I cannot justify the extra expense just to proclaim that I own a ******* battery. EX: A 30Ah battery from ******* is $280. From EcoWorthy (listed above, and one that I own) is $175. To DIY one is right at $100 with the battery management system. Being a DIY'er, it's only natural that I make my own batteries anyhow. :) These guys have great prices on new batteries and cells, and often have smoking deals on timed-out medical battery packs (meaning they might not have ever been cycled, but by policy they must be replaced at certain intervals).