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    KB4RMA Go Box.

    The Amateur Radio Go Box is complete.
    The unit is self contained with 2 7ah batteries at the bottom of the case for stand-alone operation or you can operate the unit off of generator provided AC power via the DC power supply just beneath the radio.
    You can also charge the on-board batteries while operating off of AC power if needed.
    The motivation behind building this unit was so I can toss it behind the drivers seat in my Wife's Jeep Liberty and stick the remote control head to the windshield with a Ram Mount. Mag-mount dual band antenna on the roof and in 5 minutes, I have a functional 2m/70cm radio for road trips.
    The small box pictured has 3 additional batteries in it for reserve remote power operation. It is connected to the Go Box via the Andersen connectors.
    Brad Arnold K4NHA inspired me to go ahead and construct a full Go Box. The 5vdc power supply is one he built so I could run the LED light for night time operation if needed.
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    Nice job there PRO...

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    Very nice job! When are you releasing them to the public?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunner View Post
    Very nice job! When are you releasing them to the public?
    Right now. Here is the component list. Have at it.

    Go Box Component List.
    Radio: TYT TH9800 Quad Band:$249.99 - http://goo.gl/YDv9Vw
    Flambeau Dry Box: $19.21 - http://goo.gl/yhIEOq
    Power Supply: $23.14 - http://goo.gl/0ge1o2
    DPST Switch: $4.92 - http://goo.gl/EI9Ptc
    Power Meter: $6.90 - http://goo.gl/JZHc8A
    USB Power Socket: $8.02 - http://goo.gl/wgEVsC
    USB LED Flex light stick: $9.99 - http://goo.gl/iheACr
    Ram Mounts Ball: $6.58 (2 required)- http://goo.gl/XL1klW
    AC Power connector: $3.52 - http://goo.gl/999hSd
    8ah Sealed Lead Acid batteries: $19.20 (2 Required)- http://goo.gl/ExPdzV
    Andersen style Quick Connect: $14.95 - http://goo.gl/Vp2nxO
    Binding Post assembly: $28.29 - http://goo.gl/80AjfY
    Sealed Lead Acid battery charger: $9.69 - http://goo.gl/H2AC4S
    DPDT Switch: $4.58 - http://goo.gl/eOdL2p
    LED Switch, SPST: $10.25 - http://goo.gl/dr0yQJ
    Mini cooling fans: $7.26 - http://goo.gl/NAFPSg
    Mini fan grill: $6.00 - http://goo.gl/4juZZ9
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    Update on the build. Do NOT purchase the LED light stick listed in the component list. It has been discovered that it induces a high pitched whine into the power circuit which makes its way all the way through the radio and onto the air when transmitting.
    You must locate an LED that uses a simple On/OFF switch and not the dimming circuitry.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRO151 View Post
    The Amateur Radio Go Box is complete.
    The unit is self contained with 2 7ah batteries at the bottom of the case for stand-alone operation or you can operate the unit off of generator provided AC power via the DC power supply just beneath the radio.
    You can also charge the on-board batteries while operating off of AC power if needed.
    The motivation behind building this unit was so I can toss it behind the drivers seat in my Wife's Jeep Liberty and stick the remote control head to the windshield with a Ram Mount. Mag-mount dual band antenna on the roof and in 5 minutes, I have a functional 2m/70cm radio for road trips.
    The small box pictured has 3 additional batteries in it for reserve remote power operation. It is connected to the Go Box via the Andersen connectors.
    Brad Arnold K4NHA inspired me to go ahead and construct a full Go Box. The 5vdc power supply is one he built so I could run the LED light for night time operation if needed.
    This is my next project! I want to be able to put my Icom IC-7200 & LDG IT-100 Tuner along with my Kenwood TMD-710A (2M/440) in it. I will be using, at a minimum, a 35 amp hour battery. I will probably go with a rack case.
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