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The Pelican 1510 case is the largest of the Pelican cases that can be brought as “carry on” luggage. I had planned on checking it, but for some trips carry-on might be a nice option. The hard-shelled case is very sturdy and it is packed full for this trip. The total weight of the case and the included items is just under 40 pounds--well below the 50 pound limit for a checked bag during domestic travel. (Though Hawaii is far way from Boston it still counts as domestic travel.) The radio and power supply are wrapped in a soft towel (not shown) at the bottom of the case with other items listed below packed on top.

IC-703
Astron 15 amp power supply
Power cord for radio
Hand microphone for radio

Mini-Buddipole system
- (4) 11 inch aluminum arms
- (3) 6 foot steel whips
- (2) bags of coil clips
- VersaTee
- Painter pole adapter
- (4) Radial wires on kite winders
- Coils (Red + Black)
- Feedline, 25-foot

Buddipole shock-cord mast in bag
Buddipole guying kit for mast

VX-5R charger (AC Adapter + quick charge station)
* Note: VX-5R in my carry-on bag

NIfty manuals for
- 703
- DX reference
- band plan
ARRL Minilog book

Klein tool bag with
- High Sierra “Jaws Mount”
- Audio splitter
- Auto power to Powerpole adapter
- Ferrite for RF suppression

(2) 50 foot lengths of RG-8X
Dacron rope
Colorful zip ties

Newton bag with
- Foot pedal
- Buddipole quick tune collar
- (2) bags coil clips (for second Buddipole packed separately)
- Painter pole adapter (for second Buddipole packed separately)
- Repeater directory
- PL259 one foot jumper
- (3) 3/8 x 24 couplers (for Buddipole packed separately)
- Miscellaneous RF connector/adapters
- RigTalk USB rig interface with Icom wiring
- (2) 9V batteries (for analyzer--packed separately)
- 12 foot tape measure
- PowerPole distribution block
- (2) quick connect snaps