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Meters    
SWR/Wattmeter Daiwa CN-103L SWR/Pwr meter $135
Digital multimeter   $30
 

sub total

$165

Tools    
needle nose pliers 5" & 8" $7 & $12
soldering iron, biggest butane available. (Anything smaller and in winter at 40 below it will burn your
 fingers but not much else.)
$35
small knife   $6
tweezers   $3
screwdrivers With bits in handle (from Electronic Connections) $15
wire cutters 4" & 8" $7 & $12
flashlight - snake neck   $15
crescent wrench   $15
slip-joint pliers   $17
hammer   $12
hex keys   $10
vice grip   $13
tape measure 25' $12
padlock to secure this toolkit $6
tool box To hold all this stuff $40
 

sub total

$237
Consumables    
red lockout tags to flag radios to not be used while antenna or
feed line is being worked on.
$5
duct tape   $3
electrical tape   $2
rubber vulcanizing electrical tape (for waterproof connections.  cover with standard electrical tape.) $3
wire spool of hookup wire 18 gauge insulated   $5
wide assortment of low amperage fuses and more than one physical size $15
Orange survey ribbon  to mark wire lines for visibility $6
Heat shrink tubing   $5
Matches to shrink above   $1
solder   $4
solder wick   $3
spare batteries for above flashlight   $6
spade and round wire connectors   $2
paper pad   $1
pen & pencil   $1
butaine canister for above soldering iron   $5
 

sub total

$67
Misc    
Anderson Power Pole connectors 30 amp pack of 10 $15
twist on electrical connectors Mariette $5
connectors - PL259 5 @ $3.59 $18
Coax - RG58 100' with two ends soldered on $25
PL259 patch cables 2 $15
bungee cords   $5
non gender specific wire - (guy wire)   $5
small electronic calculator   $5
permanent marker kit   $5
hose clamps   $3
silicone   $5
crazy glue   $6
solvent (to unstick crazy glued fingers) isopropyl alcohol & toothbrush $5
leather work gloves   $5
  sub total $122
  grand total $577

Note: Many of the smaller items are guesstimates only on the price.

Finally

Contributions by Bill VE5FN, Bernie VA6ZQ, George VE6GRM. Blaine VE6BKO, Ted VE6TRG, Jim VE6MO, Russell VE5RSL, Ray VE6RHS, Paul VE6PDD, Malcolm VE6MKJ, David VE6CUT, Ben VE6FDC and Theodore WA7ZZB.  I am only the compiler of the list.

Any suggestions please email me at tony *at* ve6mvp.com

Links

The EMCommWest "Comprehensive" Equipment and Personal Gear Checklist   The last section Miscellaneous advice is particularly useful. 

 

Antenna stuff

(not part of the objective of this document but retained for future use)

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