Not quite finished but functional. I'll probably get another sound card that is much smaller, but I doubt I'll beat 10$ for it. I'll most likely move the battery meter above the tuner and put my FT-8900 clone there in that small hole. It looks messy, but it's got industrial strength velcro and zip tied pretty snug. The radio doesn't have velcro or zip ties. It's got M5 holding to 2" aluminum angle and drill and tapped bolted to the rack shelf. It is very secure. I'll probably use piano hinge and make fold up wood doors just for extra protection and to act as a sun visor, but It's ready for camping next month.
Original article Ham Go-Box plans/ideas
I have cut my wire from 33ft to 25ft to match another antenna design. So far my first contact has been Indonesia. I have a 4:1 balun and a ugly balun to see if I can get more joy from the SWR department with much success. I have also added 4 33ft radials from the single testing one.
Everything is to scale except the Anderson SB50. I don't need the VHF/UHF since there's one in the truck, but I plan on this staying in the box and using it on my desk like this. I'll add an powered XLR, Midland, and 1/4 jacks. So far everything I have except the 1U rack plate. I might use aluminum angle in it's place. That I have. Ideas, comments please.
Picked up allot of goodies when we were there.
Picked up this MBox mini for 10$. Guy said it didn't work, but works just fine when you set it up right. Many reasons why I don't use M-Audio for my recording gear, but for this application it's perfect. The Scarlet doesn't have to do double duty anymore.
Not working the way I planned, but working the way I expected. It's 33.5 ft up and 33.5 f back down in a helical fashion. But 80m is untunable. I'll probably set this up in the back of the truck and use the truck for a radial. I'll still be able to get 80m in an inverted L configuration. I'll do a video on how I pull off that feat. (part 2 here)