Ok, so the prototype is done. From the top to bottom, it has: Uniden BC-895XLT scanner, Kenwood TM-541A 23cm two-way radio, Yaesu 2m/70cm two-way radio, Icom IC-75 HF receiver, Radio Shack Pro-2096 digital scanner, Kinetic SBS-1 MODE-S receiver, Unidex BC-780 XML scanner, Astron 35A 12v power supply with meters. I learned a lot with the prototype, like it should be a little wider. But it's mostly what I want, and the kittens aren't going to have fun with wires anymore. A bunch of stuff also wound up in there: any power brick I could hide, a 4-port USB hub, an 8-port serial port deal so that all the radios can get programmed, two 4-port mono mixers for the output of all the radios, each pair going into a 'clean-up box' that has two mono channels that then go into the laptop as a "stereo" feed. There is also a 12-port 12v power strip that runs everything that is 12v, plus plans for a power backup battery scheme that will be the subject of another page.
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Starting to take
it all apart
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Some holes for antennae
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Holes for power
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Ok, kind of a mess
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Mount the 2-ways
upside down
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... so they can be angled
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First fitting!
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Looks like lots of
space, but ...
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There's a lot in there!
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Got the top on
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Cleaned up good!
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1/4" too tall!
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Now the kittens can sleep


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