jokewallpaper: Wheels, I agree. I looked at the Gator box with wheels but the additional
cost was not something I wanted to spend on. The drawer I also thought
about, but the additional weight the drawer added to the box was not worth
fordpickupguy2001: Lots of extra room there and kinda wasted space. I would have included a
portable j pole or other antenna besides that mobile magnetic base. You
could then cut out about 2 pounds or so of weight. Also get rid of the fan
and find a radio with a fan build in that would save weight and space also.
Not really a need for lights in there I wouldn't think. Also a D-star radio
and HF rig would be good, though I think I heard you say you were getting
one. But all in all a good start.
CanAmQ8: nice job
73 de 9K2LT
n4ktz: Really need wheels and a drawer. Those 2 things make boxes much more
Tom Stock: Not efficient
cmrusna97: Where did you get the rackmount shelves for this case? N3CMR
Marcio Rampazo: very good that your box, I live in Brazil and I'm designing a season like
yours. my congratulations
Funkerfilme DK zwo NDR: Very interesting video, thank you,
many greetings from Germany.
German amateur radio movie / B13 der film
Laban Johnson: 50 miles on 5 watts?
radiosification: Why do you think CW is one of the best modes for emergencies? I personally
think it would be far to slow compared to voice.
ScotticusZ: Hey Steve! Go box looks great -- you gave me some ideas once I had mine
done. I'm using an 8U gator box, probably a little heavier than yours but I
think it's got some tricks you'll like. I posted the intro to my build as a
video response -- check it out, see what you think. I REALLY like your idea
for an integrated mag mount ground plane so I did that myself. Take care,
my man. Well done.
jokewallpaper: I'm in Indiana and got the sheet metal at the hardware store called
Menards. It cost $7. I don't have an HF radio yet. Did pass my 13wpm test
back when I was first licensed in the mid 90's but did not stick with it,
so a key would not be a good addition for me. Will check out your go box.
Daniel Freeman: What about making the whole box metal, then you would already have a
faraday box? Do you think that would work? I thought your Go Box was
awesome looking. I'm thinking ahead.
ThePauperPrepper: I have seen ALLOT of Go Box Videos. You have come up with some great new
ideas (at least new to me) Love the steel plate in the lid. Cant believe
that no one that I have seen thought of that one. Also didnt know about the
"U" model Rig Runner. Great idea. And love the Light Panel. A very nice
clean job that is ready to go to work. Some guys do get a bit gung ho w/
Power Eating , yet unnecessary accs. You have not. Add that HF Rig & U R
Done! Job Well Done! 73 de KB3VEW
Lambda25: Looks like a lot of wasted space to me. And no integral battery either. So
it's not a fully self contained system...
jokewallpaper: YouTube won't let me put links in the comment section. If you scroll up to
the video description there is a link to kf9za-kremer-com-gobox that is a
web page with a complete list of materials with links. I got the box at
Sweetwater Audio. A link is on the page.
vaughnburrows: What is the dimensions for the 22 guage steel cut out? Thanks
jokewallpaper: The extra space around the radios was intentional for three reasons. If the
box is dropped the space helps to absorb the shock and transfer it to the
equipment. The additional space allows for storage of 50' of coax and AC
extension cord. The main reason for the space is for heat dissipation. In
an emergency situation the radios may need to operate on high power for a
long time generating a lot of heat. Air space means cooling.
ohgary1: very nice.. I have a similar case with an icom 706, but like some of your
mountings better than mine. Thanks for the video.
Richard Morris: I think this design is brilliant! Excellent job and video!
Daniel Freeman: I am in Fremont, what vendor access do you use for solar?
SolarSteveUSA: Get with me So Cal if you have any solar questions...I'm in Nor Cal and I
have vendor access.
pockets264: Where did you get the box?
jokewallpaper: I was wrong with my estitmate of 50 miles. According to Google maps the
repeater is 36.4 miles from my house. That's driving directions, not as the
crow flies. The video doesn't show that the strength was only a 1 on the
scale @ 5W, plus I didn't get a signal report from anyone. The repeater is
the MARC repeater in Johnson County Indiana at 940 ft. You Tube won't let
me link to the site, but you can Google MARC Indiana and click on the
afirdaus068: Neat and simple design. Good job!
n4ktz: Where did you get the 22 gauge steel for the inside of your lid. I have
built a go box also(under this user name if you would like to see it)so
maybe you can get some ideas to. I am adding a battery system for emergency
and both a straight key and iambic key for morse code. Dont know if you do
any CW but for emergency it is one of the best modes! 73 Steven
jokewallpaper: The steel cutout is 18" by 11".
jokewallpaper: Plus, The box was not meant to be fully contained. The battery is carried
separately. The box is already 30 lbs. A self contained battery would have
made it too heavy to carry easily.
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