VHF/UHF Mobile Go Bag Checklist


As I described in my article "Preparing Your Equipment For Deployment". My equipment is modular to avoid bringing "too much" equipment, or not the right equipment. The HT GoBag is the primary response bag that contains not only an HT Radio but basic tools and supplies. Therefore, the Mobile Go Bag subsidizes the primary bag adding additional capability to the deployment. To be prepared, each station should have the transmitting power of a mobile rig. HT's are a compromised radio for convenience, they should not be considered an operating posts primary radio tool. Also for modular reasons, the power is a separate item.

Mobile Radio

  • 50 watt or greater dual band radio
  • Spare Fuses*


  • Anderson Extension  Cord (quanity 2)
  • Anderson Splitter 4-way splitter
  • Anderson to Gator Clamp


  • Notepad
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Small Pliers Set
  • Pocket Screwdriver
  • Cable Strippers
  • Electrical Tape


  • Roll Up Slim Jim J-Pole Antenna (N9TAX.com)
  • 13' RG8x Cable (UHF-BNC)
  • 50' Poly Rope
  • 25' Paracord
  • Insulator & Twine
  • Mag Mount Base
  • NMO Antenna (Stored Separately)
  • Various Adaptors

Audio Components

  • Audio Adaptors
  • Headphones Dual Earbud
  • Headphones Single Earbud

Antenna Meter

  • SWR Meter
  • RG8x patch cord


  • Radio Manual
  • Repeater Directory
  • Band Plan
  • RACES/ARES/Other Communication Plans
  • FCC License
  • Radio Cheat Sheet

Note: The bag is a Cabelas fishing or small gear bag