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My Newest Emcomm GoBox.

I needed a new GoBox that I could take out to do Special Events and had two radios.  I had these laying around so I put together a new box that will serve many purposes.  The box is made up of a 6sp Gator case, 1 Icom 5100 and 1 TYT7800.  The good thing is that both radios have 2 receivers as well as crossband repeat function.  In the back of the box I have a Bioenno Power 20ah Lithium battery as well as a 30A power supply.  It weighs about 17lbs so is very portable.  For more pictures you can go to my Flickr page https://flic.kr/s/aHskUWNsHN and you can see it being built from start to finish.  Enjoy!


My Favorite GoBox.

Here is my Tackle box GoBox.  It includes an Icom 706MKIIG and the Icom AT-180 Tuner, Zastone MP-300, Signalink.  It is powered by two 10Ah Lithium Batteries that are very light.  I really love this setup and I have made several contacts all around the world.

Want to see more?  Goto:  https://flic.kr/s/aHskxXXQfV 

My Everything GoBox.

A Nice picture of my Big GoBox out at the lake. As seen on Ham Nation "Show me your Shack"

You want more pictures?  Goto:  https://flic.kr/s/aHskrd8Ju8  Thanks to David KG5EIU for taking the pictures.

This was a fun project to build.  I wanted ONE box that had all the options for all modes of communications that I use.  It has 4 radio's in it.  Kenwood TS480SAT, Icom IC-5100, Yaesu FTM400, and a Yaesu 8900. The reason for these radio's was because of the removable control heads.  They have magnets that I placed on the back and that is how they mount to the front panel of the GoBox.  It is powered on AC with a HP 65amp Blade power supply.  On Battery power I have a MFJ-4416B to help keep the power constant. There are 4 LED lights included for night time use.  They are made by Littlite.  I have a Watt meter to keep track of my power use.  With everything on, it only pulls 4 amps.  It also has a clock so I can keep up with the current UTC time. If you need to charge your tablet or phone there is a PowerWerx Dual USB connector.  You will also notice 4 speakers that have on/off switches as well as a headphone plug for each.  I made it so you could have the headphone and speaker on at the same time.  The Solar panels are a pair or 60watt panels that put out 6amps.  The case is made by SKB and is the SKB Case CCR6W1SKB.  I found this case cool because it has Wheels and has rack rails on both sides.  
This case took me about two months to design and build. It has been a pleasure to work with and I hope to get many QSO's with it.

Here is a picture of my GoBoxes at the W5FC TechNet on the Hill 5th anniversary event.



Thanks for looking and hope this inspires others to get building.























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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KF5ZBL
Latest Contacts for KF5ZBL at QRZ.com
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N8PWM 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EN82 United States CRAIG A SHARP
N2EIK 2017-11-05 20m FT8 FN21 United States JOHN D MAZZONE
KB9VK 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EM79 United States John F Megee
K8ZDL 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EM88 United States Zachary D Litteral
VE3FBZ 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EN93 Canada Frank Birch
K9LZJ 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EM79 United States LYMAN H WOLFLA, II
CF3MBT 2017-11-05 20m FT8 FN14 Canada Michael Bell
KF8YO 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EM88 United States Randy N Groves
AD9P 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EN54 United States Albert C Schneebeli, SR
NE8Z 2017-11-05 20m FT8 EN82 United States RICHARD E DORSCH, JR
W0PE 2017-11-05 20m FT8 DM13 United States Fred H Osterman
W1XI 2017-11-05 17m FT8 FN31 United States BRAD T GARBER
AE7CW 2017-11-05 17m FT8 DM43 United States Charles R Wyatt
N2ADV 2017-11-05 17m FT8 FN23 United States James M Shaver

Book Totals: 2419 qso's   1566 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#626
Granted: 2016-07-19 11:45:02   (KF5ZBL)

  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
  • 250 Counties Phone
Grid Squared Award#7666
Granted: 2015-05-22 02:15:03   (KF5ZBL)

  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
World Continents Award#9045
Granted: 2015-05-22 02:15:03   (KF5ZBL)

  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
United States Award#1197
Granted: 2015-05-22 02:15:02   (KF5ZBL)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Digital
  • Mixed Phone
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