Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Building an HF-VHF Go Box

I've been wanting to build a go box with HF and VHF capabilities. I wanted something that I could use on a daily basis, but then pack and go quickly if I needed too.

After lots of research, I settled on a design similar to KC6TYD's design (which is very popular!) and got a TON of inspiration from this guy. I went with a Gator case with space 6-U.

I've decided to include a power supply but eventually will build a separate "power box" with options for battery, solar, and commercial mains.

I've included my FT-991 and FTM-400xDE (yes, the European version which I bought from a silent key). Also included a Jetstream power supply and an MFJ tuner along with a Wires-X controller. I put a 1-U drawer at the bottom and a Power-Pole distribution strip in the back.

Still tweaking but it works well and I am enjoying it!