Storm Chasing Equipment

I've had a lot of people ask me what kind of equipment I use when chasing. It's really not much more than my laptop and some extras, but I'll outline them here.

Laptop Mount

RAM Laptop mount

Ham Radio Gear

The main HAM radio gear in my vehicle is the Kenwood TM-D710A Dual Band (2m/440) mobile radio. I use it for both APRS and voice communication. I have the Byonics GPS2 hooked up to my Kenwood to provide the GPS data for APRS. I have a Diamond NR770H NMO mount Dual Band antenna which provides a 3.0db gain on 2 meters and 5.5db gain on 440.

Video Cameras

I use a Panasonic HDC-HS300 full 1080p HD camcorder. I have a Sony HDR-CX260V as a secondary and sometimes dash cam. The dash cam is mounted with a filmtools windshield mount.

Still Camera

I have a full frame Canon 6D and 4 lenses that I use. A Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art, Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art, Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM and a Rokinon FE14M-C 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens.


I have a Lenovo touch screen quad core i7 with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD running Windows 10. Some of the software applications I run on this include GRLevel3 version 2 & GRLevel2 Analyst Edition version 2 (Radar Data), GPSGate (GPS Data splitter), Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 (Navigation), Spotter Network (Position Updates), Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (Photo editing) and Adobe Premiere (Video Editing).

I use the Globalsat BU-353S4 usb GPS Puck.

Mobile Internet

Verizon Wireless Jetpack 4620L 4GLTE Wireless Hotspot