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My New GoBox!!

Here is my new 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.

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

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
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N4PD 2017-03-18 20m SSB FM19ec United States PAUL H DLUEHOSH
W4VA 2017-03-18 20m SSB FM18cn United States FAUQUIER AMATEUR RADIO ASSN
W4ZAO 2017-03-18 20m SSB FM08lf United States John A Keller
K4AWM 2017-03-18 20m SSB FM17ul United States Alan W Moe
WB4MJF 2017-03-18 20m SSB FM18ku United States RANDALL C KELLY SR
N6A 2017-03-17 20m SSB CM88qf United States Sierra Amateur Radio Club
HK6JCF 2017-03-17 20m JT65 FJ25gb Colombia JOSE FERNAN JARAMILLO ESTRADA
W9EAU 2017-03-12 20m SSB EN44FT94 United States EAU CLAIRE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
TM6M 2017-03-05 20m SSB IN78rj France CONTEST CALL Club Station F6KHM
WP4SK 2017-03-05 20m SSB FK68xi Puerto Rico HENRY L BARREDA III
KP2M 2017-03-05 20m SSB FK77ps US Virgin Islands Radio Reef DXers
TM0T 2017-03-05 20m SSB IN77sx France Gildas Balannec
KP4BD 2017-03-05 20m SSB FK78be Puerto Rico DANIEL HERNADEZ
P49Y 2017-03-05 20m SSB FK52ak Aruba Contest Call

Book Totals: 2032 qso's   1329 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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