What you didn't see because of the flash was the fact that you couldn't see the controls of the sound module or the radio interface. I have solved this with one of the lights I picked up for the gun cabinet. It has a few disco modes, but will do just plain white too. Then again who doesn't like to shake their ass from time to time. Take me to funky town.
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.