New project – Portable Go Box.

I have started planning for a new go box for use in Emergency Communications (I am in ARES and CERT) and for Field Day, SOTA, and other outdoor operations.  I have based my plans on a few different boxes seen around the internet.  Here are the key aspects I have settled on:

  • Primary rig – Yaesu FT-991a (This is HF, 2m and 70CM)
  • PC – Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet
  • Built in a 6U Rack Case
  • 1U Drawer for storing keyboard, mouse, mics, etc.
  • 3D-printed 1U “blank’ dedicated to lighting, and bulkhead USB, Power Meters, Powerpoles.  This will have my callsign backlit with internal switched LEDs.
  • I would like to have the tablet PC fold-out similar to how this guy did it.  I really like his setup.

I will post updates periodically.