After talking with Andrew VK1NAM the other day, I thought others may be interested to see a few pictures of my 100Ah battery set up.
The battery is a Rita Gel RA12-100 but any like battery would be just as good. It’s in a cheap plastic battery box ( $20 ) which protects the terminals from accidentally being shorted. I have one lead out with a plug fitting which matches all my radio equipment, there is also a cigaret type plug and a volt meter with on/off switch so I can keep an eye on voltage levels of the battery.
Now this is definitely NOT for use in your back pack on a mountain top, it weighs a tone however, for use in VK WWFF parks where you can drive to the location, this is a great power source. Working with 20 watts on the FT-857 this has provide plenty of power for many hours.
73, Garry VK2GAZ / VK2YA