The Go kit is one of the hot button-issues in amateur radio. Everyone has their own idea of what a go-kit should be. Let’s start simple and work our way up from there. Continue reading “Making Your Go-Kit”
My mobile rig is designed with emergency communications in mind.
The vehicle is a 2001 Blazer ZR2 4X4. A basic vehicle which should be able to handle any weather events which can occur in the area. It is also a comfortable vehicle with decent fuel mileage, which makes my life a lot more enjoyable. Continue reading “Mobile Operations”
My shack is currently only doing packet radio. I power the shack with a Kenwood PS-6 5-Amp power supply. I float the power to the radios over a 650-CCA Automotive battery at 13.25V. This appears to be the sweet spot for my setup. The power float gives me the ability to use the PS-6 to power the radios in receive, which has almost no draw. When transmitting, or during a power emergency, the battery can take the load, with all cabling (connected with Anderson Power-pole Connectors) designed to handle up to 45-Amps. All-in-all, I am quite happy with the setup. Continue reading “The Shack”