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Author Topic: Puting my goods in a go kit....  (Read 5645 times)
KC9RCG
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« on: December 10, 2011, 07:37:49 PM »

Here is my question...I do not want to stack my power supply on top of my tuner. But, where might one find metal housing/framing not avoid this problem...

I hope this makes sense...thanks
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KC0UKR
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 05:56:53 AM »

Have you read your own post?

It does not make sense.

How is anyone else supposed to know what you are planning and how you want it to look and layout?

ANY detail provided and maybe someone can help.

Ed
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NA4IT
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 09:51:29 AM »

First of all, why put the PS in the Go-Kit? Keep it in a separate box, possible wired with PowerPoles (which I hate). Wire your go box so that you have ONE pair of wires (red and black) that can be connected to a battery, or power supply. If you are in a situation where you have to operate from battery, you aren't lugging around the extra weight of the PS. If you get commercial or generator power, then step out to the vehicle and get it.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 01:28:49 PM »

Here is what I came up with for my 'Go Box':  http://www.kg4rul.info/GoBox.pdf
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KC0UKR
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2011, 05:41:20 PM »

Here is my question...I do not want to stack my power supply on top of my tuner. But, where might one find metal housing/framing not avoid this problem...

I hope this makes sense...thanks

I was not trying to be nasty I really would like to help.

But it is tough when I can not understand what you asked.
Please elaborate?
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K1CJS
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 06:00:37 AM »

If you have the ability to get equipment for the single purpose of making go kits, I would recommend making several different kits.  One with the radios and operating equipment, one with power supply and connectors for running off AC power, and one with battery backup and charging equipment/charging cords by itself.  Then, depending on the needs, you take the radio kit and one of the other kits--or both if needed.  That way there is no need to take equipment you won't be able to use, and you can save yourself damage and wear and tear on your equipment.  Of course, you would also have kits of necessities that are ready to go to complete your actual 'go kit'.  If you're smart and practical, you would end up with about five different boxes/kits that you could pick and choose from.

1.  Radios, coax cables, antennas, operating supplies
2.  AC power supply and cords/connector harnesses, extension cord(s) for AC use
3.  Battery power supply, cords/connectors (and charger if you want)
4.  Short term personal necessities for short term activations
5.  Longer term personal necessities for longer term activations

Yes, it does take a little more to set up, but it is worth it in the end.
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KC9TNH
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2012, 10:56:02 AM »

Here is what I came up with for my 'Go Box':  http://www.kg4rul.info/GoBox.pdf
At the risk of necroposting, just wanted to thank you for that idea.
I have various evolving approaches to the go box, bugout bag, whatever. Something like you described would marry up nicely with a case I already have for tools, antenna makings, odds/ends that no longer contains bullseye shooting stuff.

73
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Wes -KC9TNH
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