Portable Ham Shack/Net Control

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OLLIE
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Portable Ham Shack/Net Control

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Post by OLLIE » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:56 pm

I used to keep an FT-8800 mounted in a Pelican case to set up as a cross-band repeater. When we do our events such as our meet & greets it was getting to be a pain to load up several boxes and different radios and such. I decided to put it all in one box that I can set up on my folding camping table. I've just had a hard time finding the right box. Well, I think I found it. What's great about this is the fact that I can still set it up as a remote cross-band repeater and now I can put the 12V batteries in the bottom of the box and close it up. Here's what I've done...
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Normally my laptop is in my truck on its mount so that will allow me to keep my two 50 ft coax cable coiled up in the box too. I will just pull the laptop from my truck if I want to use it with the Ham Shack.
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Re: Portable Ham Shack/Net Control

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Post by Fetus » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:17 pm

Cool setup. Is the power supply running off of an inverter to a 12v battery?

And what model of Toughbook is that?

I have one of the older Pentiums.

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Re: Portable Ham Shack/Net Control

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Post by OLLIE » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:38 pm

Fetus wrote:Cool setup. Is the power supply running off of an inverter to a 12v battery?

And what model of Toughbook is that?

I have one of the older Pentiums.
I had the powerstrip plugged into a 110 outlet. When taking the photo I had the power supply, FT-897 and laptop fed by the powerstrip and the powersupply feeding the FT-8800. The powerstrip cable and coax cables run our through the weatherproof cover on the side of the box. I have inverters in my truck that can power the stuff in the box if need be or I can set 12V batteries in the bottom of the box. I don't own a generator so that's on my wish list for the future too... :D

The laptop is a Panasonic C-27 Toughbook.
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Re: Portable Ham Shack/Net Control

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Post by OLLIE » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:15 am

I want to put a lithium battery pack together to put into the bottom of this box. Any suggestions for batteries or battery setups?
"OLLIE"
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