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Portable power and radio kit - home build?

Bow

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is that a 50 cal box?
It is actually a "Aircraft Flare Can" same width/height as a 50 cal can, but about 3" deeper

For reference, this is the same size can with B-Tech 25x4 and a 12v/30a power supply
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Littlears

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Ugh ohhhhh. Look what arrived today :)

That’s a 20mm M548 large ammo can (at least as per the eBay listing).

more to come
 

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Littlears

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I’ve been playing around with box layout and was wondering if I could get your feedback on this version?

Any products you think which are unnecessary or redundant? or perhaps there’s a better version of a product I should use? How about Air flow design? Power vs rf separation?

thanks!
 

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Bow

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I’ve been playing around with box layout and was wondering if I could get your feedback on this version?

Any products you think which are unnecessary or redundant? or perhaps there’s a better version of a product I should use? How about Air flow design? Power vs rf separation?

thanks!


Just my input, if you haven't already built it..

I would put the "Void" (air intake) at the bottom, fan at the top... Heat raises....

and you only need 1 fan.... it will move the air out of that box very well

Since you are not running a lot of RF power, I would worry too much about Power/RF interaction

The Midland is redundant... the UV-50X will cover 70cm Ham/GRMS/FRS/2M Ham/MURS freqs... is in legal? no... will anyone know? no
 

Littlears

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Here are some progress pics. Radio cut outs will come post Santa day, and wiring will finish just after.
 

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peter27_socal

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Has anyone built a home brew radio/ battery / solar charge / dc power supply case?

I’m thinking of building a radio in ammo can type setup but could use some help with products / design “gotchas” to get started

any lessons learned you all have would be good to hear!
i built a solar generator back in 2007.
it worked pretty good, and ran it entirely on 12v..

:)

all parts minus the charge controller were had from a local kragen auto parts.

the charge controller was bought from one "silicon solar" out of florida.

all in all the build was around 350$.
 

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