Portable power options

Like most SOTA activators I started with a 3S style pack to power my radio’s. These packs are a great choice, affordable and light weight. They are however a little harder to pack and carry for aircraft travel and require a specialist (balance) charger when recharging thus adding bulk to any extended holiday plans including SOTA or Parks.

1500mAh LiFe 3S pack

Two things caused me to re-visit the options around battery packs, firstly the KX2 uses a 3 cell Li-ion pack which is difficult to locate an equivalent for in VK, and the failure of my 3S style pack.

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