Scout G1

Innovative, compact, and built tough.

In the shack, on the road, or in the field, the Scout G1 will help get your comms up.


Two Scout G1's at the Huntsville HAMfest... the Yaesu 817 and a SignaLink USB mount securely, without tools...

Two prototype Scout G1’s at the Huntsville HAMfest… the Yaesu 817 and a SignaLink USB mount securely, without tools…


Our two-year warranty is the best in our industry and is only possible thanks to the quality of our gear.  If you have trouble with any of our equipment that we cannot resolve through phone support, ship us the machine and we will repair or replace and ship it back to you at our cost.


A rugged system that fits securely within a fat 50 caliber ammo can, yet slides in or out without tools.

CNC machined chassis, electrically isolated from the metal ammo can.

The upper left bay houses the radio, the upper right bay can accept a modem, tuner, etc.

Each bay has a power pole connection in the rear, and an independent power switch up front.

The upper equipment bay is 2.25″ tall, 10.5″ wide, and 8.5″ deep.



Although optimized for the Yaesu 817, the Scout’s equipment bay is able to be adjusted, by the user, for different equipment.


The lower storage cubby is 1″ tall, 10.5″ wide, and 8.5″ deep.  It can carry documents, accessories, or even a tablet or small laptop.  Our modified 27 watt Solar panel also fits!

Power comes from the included 108 WH AGM battery, which is replaceable without tools, and is a standard UB1290.

The Scout is also compatible with drop-in LiFePO4 cells, like this one.

 Internal, three-stage solar controller that handles up to 50 watts of solar input.


Scout shown with our 27 watt solar panel. When folded, the panel fits inside the Scout.

Scout shown with our 27 watt solar panel. When folded, the panel fits inside the Scout.

Voltmeter and ammeter so you can monitor power usage.

Powerful 3 amp USB port for powering and charging peripheral devices.

10 amp circuit breaker recessed inside the microphone pocket.

There are two grounding lugs in the rear.  They are hydraulically crimped and soldered to braided grounding straps which lead to the Front-mounted ground post.

Cooling, if needed, is provided by two brushless DC fans that are counter-sunk into the bottom of the chassis.  They pull air from the front of the upper storage bays, through the internal compartment, and exhaust out of the lower storage cubby.  Both fans are controlled by a small rocker switch on the front panel.


Scout shown with the optional 27 watt folding solar panel stowed in the lower compartment.

Turning off the main switch makes the machine go dark but still allows the radio, headphone, and speaker to operate.

Forward-facing 3 watt speaker provides plenty of volume and good tone for voice.

Front mounted headphone jack for silent operation or noisy environments.

See the introduction video, below:

(or click HERE to watch it on YouTube)



The CommsPrepper did a nice breakdown of the Scout:




Free shipping within the continental U.S.

Ammo can, Battery, & AC charger included

Bundle and save:  for a limited time, get the complete Scout G1 with the 27 watt solar panel for $550.00

(save $60.00)

Ammo can & AC charger included, NO BATTERY


The ideal companion to the Scout:


27 watts of solar, ultra slim.  Modified by us to fit inside the lower storage cubby of the Scout G1.


Comes with a 10 foot extension cable and plugs directly into the Scout.


By customer request, our new KlickStands:


KlickStands, shown with our Scout G1

KlickStands, shown with our JuiceBox G2




CLICK HERE for the KlickStand product page…

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  1. Greetings,

    You guys have a price with out a battery ?
    Also is the ac charger dual voltage, the end use will be for Australia ?

  2. Will a Yaesu 857 fit the Scout g1?

  3. LAST COMMENT UPDATE. What I meant to say was will you be building a case for the Midland MXT 400 like the Operator and scout. That would be really awesome.

  4. Bill

    Enjoyed our conversation from the SCIF.
    I see the deal w/o the battery and the deal with the battery and solar panel. Would be cheaper to buy the battery and solar panel and then order the DAKOTA LiPO4.

    Please shoot me a price for the following.
    1. Scout G1 w/o battery
    1. Solar Panel
    1. pr KlickStands


    Eric Anderson

    PS. Would love to see you guys at Orlando HAMCATION.
    Schedule allowing I will attend Huntsville.

  5. What price is shipping to the UK for the Scout (without battery) and a solar panel?

    Thank you

    Graham MM6IJU

  6. Do you have an option for this battery for the extended 50 can? It’s a little shy of working for the Yaesu 891 my friend has.

    Radio dimension without the dead unit knobs included.
    Case Size (WxHxD) w/o knobs 155 x 52 x 218mm 6.1″ x 2.0″ x 8.6″

  7. Hi,can you modify so that front panel can have two antenna connection because I have the yeasu 857D which is HF/UHF/VHF therefore two different antenna must be use


  8. Do you have something that could fit the Yaesu 857D?

  9. Do you have or are planning to make a Verizon that will fit the FT-857D? Thanks!

  10. Is there a Scout G2 in slated to come out any time soon?

  11. I thought it was too big and heavy, but saw it at field day and I am a convert. Good grief, you guys build nice stuff. The Scout is perfect for what it does. Placed my order tonight after seeing the system. Please keep building US made stuff that rocks.


  12. Just got back from an exercise, used the Scout to power our Yaesu 8900 and a tuner from the back of a truck. Also charged a half dozen cell phones and ran a little fan that kept me from being totally miserable… I had the solar panel draped over the fender of the truck, not thinking it would make much difference.
    At the end of the day, the scout was reading 13.1 volts…
    thanks for building great kit. I wish I had this in the sandbox.

  13. Just received and got the scout up and running! Fast shipping with more than adequate packaging Looks great with top quality construction. I am using it for 2 meter FM/Packet with a Alinco Dr135. The radio fits fine, though I needed a low profile db9 connector for the radio!

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