I have been looking at some older radios like the DAK radios and others, but they are just some expensive and somewhat lacking in features. I mean a guy could buy a mobile radio, an amp and a 2 pill for the cost of something like that.
Well this got me thinking, what if I fabricated up my own chassis? I could use what ever radio I wanted,and even cram in a small amp and large power supply into the radio, maybe even a frequency counter... Plus I have this old indication that lights up and says 'ON AIR'
I was thinking that I could put all the mic inputs on the back of the radio and set it up to be keyed by a separate little box.
I would also be going wideband on the audio
I have narrowed it down to a few radios I might use for this little idea. - Cobra 148 GTL (side mic)
- Galaxy DX 88HL
- Galaxy DX 99V
- President HR2510
Might even consider using my Roadpro Titan II 485 (single final version of the Magnum 257)
As for an amp I have a PA section from and Atlas 350 XL ( 2sc2290 x 4) that would certainly put a little fire in the wire. I also have a Palomar TX
-150 (MRF455 x 2) or maybe I will use an RM Italy kl-203 or KL-503. I have even considered the PA section from an RCI 2970 (or better yet a 2970n2)
I also might tie in a Texas Ranger FC 390 6 digit frequency counter
as for the power supply I figured that a Mega Watt 36 amp unit sure would be hard to beat for $65 shipped
and last but not least a nice well thought out aluminum front panel with no wires in the front NONE
anyone like the idea? anything I should add to it? waste of time?