the GO-BOX

GO-BOX 1

For easy transport and easy setup the “Go-Box” comes to play. For me it is a 6m to UHF setup. I have not had the need to use HF for any event, only 6m on up.  The current Go-Box has 5 radio (1 dual band). The box is a shallow 6U with 2 shelves:

  • 2 DMR/ANALOG UHF Hytera Mobiles (commercial & ham)
  • 1 UHF Motorola CDM1250 Part 90 and Amateur Radio
  • 1 swappable position:
    • VHF Motorola CDM1250 Part 90 and Amateur Radio, and/or
    • 40Mhz Motorola CDM750 Part 90 and Amateur Radio (6m)
    • X-Band Part 90 and Amateur Radio Capability
  • 1 Yaesu FT-8900 6m,10m,2m,70cm (Amateur Radio)
  • 35amp Power Supply
  • Ham X-Band VHF/UHF capability
  •  Additionally:
    • 2 Drive-over antenna mast plates
    • 2 antenna masts (12′ and 24′)
    • misc multiband base and mobile antennas

GO-BOX 2

Go-Box 2 is still under construction and thus no picture yet. Go-Box 2 is smaller, more basic and meant to be strapped down in the car’s passenger seat. Thus, no built-in power supply; Power source will be from the vehicle via an Anderson Power Pole connector located at the front seat. The Go-Box has 4 radio positions plus temporary extras on top. This box is a shallow 4U with one shelf:

LEFT SIDE

  1. TOP – Hytera MD782G UHF DMR/Analog Part 90 and Amateur Radio
  2. BOTTOM – ICOM IC-2820 Dual Band D-Star/Analog Amateur Radio including X-Band repeater.
  • 2 Antennas required – One dual band and one UHF (wideband)

RIGHT SIDE

  1. TOP – Motorola CDM 1250 UHF Part 90 and Amateur Radio
  2. BOTTOM – Motorola CDM VHF 1250 Part 90 and Amateur Radio
  3. EXTERNAL POSITION – CDM750 Low Band Part 90 and Amateur Radio
  • 1 Dualband Antenna (wideband) by using a duplexer to combine radios.
  • This side can be X-Band as needed.