I ordered this little jewel from Amazon Sunday and it came in today. "Jewel" would have been hyperlinked to Amazon where there was an 80A DPDT Contactor with a 110V coil, but apparently I bought the last one and they doen't want to sell anymore. I currently have the commons hooked to my radio power distribution and NC to the battery and NO to my power supply. So when the grid goes down it will switch to the monster AGM I have on the floor. No idea how long it will last as it came out of one of TCU's electric buses and was deemed bad by service. Voltage is low on it but not far off from normal float voltage, but it is solid and on an invertor will power my 65" flat screen for hours. There's also a 1000VA power backup on the right of that computer. If you haven't seen the Server Wall you'll understand why I won't loose phones or LAN infrustructure. I also won't loose internet until Spectrums UPS fails and it usually always fails before mine. I'd gladly sell them some real he-man batteries too. So now the HRI-200, FTM100D will both have power and internet until Spectrum fails. Then they'll still be on with no Wires-X connection.
Made it from one stick of thin super-strut. Next time I attempt something like this I will use the normal thickness stuff. When I was done it was a bit flimsy. I had 4 foot left so I cut it in half and sandwiched them together with 3/8's bolts. The antenna on the left(Open stub j-pole) goes to my FTM400 and the antenna on the right(Tram 1480) goes to my FTM100 that is slave to my HRI200. I ended up buying another FTM100 since a radio had to be sacrificed to the Yaesu gods for the HRI200 to work.
I've been meaning to work on this since field day, but haven't had a chance to get on it. Here's what I have for a start so far. I had most everything except the wood. I drew it up in CAD to get the most space with the least amount of wood. The latches I got from some forgotten unstarted project. The hinge I found in the bed of a golf car in the bone yard. Handles came off one of my homemade rack mounts. Total investment so far is 33$ for three pieces of 1x12x48 pine.
These are the same batteries I was using from field day. I managed to get 4 more from the ebay inventory. The plan is four will be for radio ops and the other four soully for the invertor.
I'm going to pick up some paint next, whip out my detail air brush, stencils and make it look like an ammo crate. Or maybe camo like I did my VSR.