BackPack / MOLLE system mic holder

The last field trip I made (1st Christmas day 25 december 2020) I found out that working radio in the field can be a messy thing. 

The field where I was operating was quite new and you might say a bit muddy and dogs are allowed. And then it happened the microphone slipped of my back-back on to the ground . . . . . well you can imagine what happened. That was one thing I don't want to be happening again. 

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On my way back home I remembered that I designed a CB microphone holder (compatible with my Yaesu MH-31) and it would be handy that I could mount that on my back-pack. So when I came home, got warm again, had dinner, I fired up my laptop to create a new version of that CB microphone holder what could be  placed on the 25mm nylon straps on my back-pack. These straps are part of  the standard Molle system which you often see on military style back-packs.   

So after a hour of measuring, thinking and drawing I came up with 2 new versions of the microphone holder. One for horizontal straps and one for vertical straps. Initially I made a design which you could clip on. But after a few times wearing my back-pack, I found out that the vertical one sometimes could clip off when you where putting the back-pack on. So I switched over to a 2 piece model which could be locked together with 2 pieces of 1mm diameter metal rod.  

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Version for vertical straps

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This is the vertical version installed on the front of the backpack.  

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Version for horizontal straps

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 This it the horizontal version installed on the back of the back-pack. 

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Once installed they don't seem to slip off and have a good grip on the microphone. 

Next step will be testing it in out in the field during a walk and a bike ride to see if the microphone doesn't jump out of it. 

Cool I want to have one

Remember it's still work in progress and the design can change without prior notice.

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When you want one or a few of these holders, I be willing to print these parts on demand and sell them to you.
Check out the special "For Sale : 3D printed parts" page for more info.   

But I have a 3D printer, can I get the STL file? 

This design is isn't opensource (please read this section on the "For Sale - about" page), but when you have a 3D pinter of your own, I may for personal (explicit non-commercial usage) agree on sending you the  STL files so you can make default quantity #2 for your self at your local 3D printing company or at your own 3D printer in exchange for a small fee as a token of appropriation / commission to support my work. I be willing to license the STL file but 

Check out the special "For Sale : 3D printed parts" page for more info.   

 


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