I have again returned to my love of portable operation, this has meant finding a suitable carry case or bag for my radios to undertaken these activities in parks and other locations.
Based on my experience in the past, I decided to move away from a soft (camera) bag like I have used recently and started looking around for a hard case. This needed to be big enough to hold a scanner, aerial, chargers, USB cord, ear phones and spare AA batteries but I didn't want to go to a "Pelican" type case due to cost and sizing options.
Recently I was at Bunnings when I came across this case, for $20 it is big enough to hold a scanner plus the bits and pieces I need to carry. It is not as big as a pelican case like I have used in the past and I can easily throw it in to whatever bag I am using, if that is my work laptop bag, a backpack for days out or just by itself in the car.
I added some bubble wrap to the top of the case and a few stickers on the outside compleates the look.
Overall for less than $20 and an hour of my time, I have a case which provides a good level of protection to my radio.