#DIY #pouch for #baofeng and #Wouxun .
So cheap, so popular, so vulnerable from elements, especially water. If you go cheap with purchase and go outdoors with this HT rig, you have to consider some options about protection your portable radio from harsh weather. Some drawbacks are inevitable.
Why are radios placed in the pouches? To be attached somewhere on the bag, pack or load-carrying gear. What for? To be in the RIGHT place in means of propagation and antennae-specific. To be in quick access to operate them.
With the portable antenna attached directly to HT there is too little chance to protect radio. Thus antenna is obliged to move. Look at the bright red curve on the illustration starting from antenna socket and ending outside the pouch. It is antenna cable. Please put a ferrite on it.
The pouch marked A is closed from top and open from bottom. It is waterproof and even padded if you want.
Pouch has a tail marked B, that is placed on the seas side.
The radio itself sits in the cradle marked C. Screen to body, to be easy to look and to be safe to break. Cradle is open from top and closed from bottom.
Tail B is gone through the gate (buckle) on cradle C, after that cradle C is inserted into pouch A from bottom. Tail is secured on front side with fastex.
Antenna cable is going to the antenna where it (ANT) would be – on the pouch, on the shoulder, on the hat.
Cable to speaker-microphone or headset is gone from radio the same way.
In operation, it is easy to unsecure fastex, let HT slide from pouch, look at HT, slide it into and secure.