A delta loop antenna is not particularly suitable for SOTA. It requires much more space than a vertical and the set-up is more complicated.
Nevertheless I’d like to show this design here because sometimes space (and weight) don’t matter and a low take off angle is welcome. One possible scenario could be the VK/ZL/JA <> EU S2S event.
Having played with the KX3 for a couple of weeks I wanted to try it outdoor. But Hiking comprises some risk for the rig: rain and snow, shock and vibration and scratches from other things in the rucksack. The first attempt with bubble wrap worked but was not to my full satisfaction. A box was needed!
I searched the web for availalbe solutions (which are quite a few) and found Tom’s great Go Box: http://www.oe2atn.at/tom/gobox/ – the most professional one I found.
However, I had something different in mind: The box should look understated in order not to attract thieves on a long hike or a stay on a camping site. By accident I tripped over an empty first aid box. Slightly too big for the KX3 but apart from that very nice.
Old first aid box – used to store all kinds of stuff
Some pieces of foam were at hand and with a few cuts and a little bit of glue the protective padding was made.
The KX3, a short power cable and the Palm Pico Paddle fit nicely into the box.