the AK47 Box

It’s Not Pretty,  It’s Not Expensive, It’s not Impressive…but it is Simple and it Works…

I read in QST where some fellows helped out during the Colorado Floods. They operated from within their cars parked in the local FD parking lot for 4 days passing traffic and such. Ok, so they went home each evening, but they still spent the majority of 4 days straight In Their Cars

Now I’m not sure if they didn’t have any gear they could deploy inside the FD or what, but I’m certain I don’t want to sit in a RAV4 all rainy day long with one of my gassy buddies talking on the radio

I was taken back to another story in QST right after the Joplin MO Tornado breakout. (Episode 1) I believe it was the Section Mgr or some ARRL brass that stated they were overwhelmed with Hams volunteering to assist in the recovery. The hang-up was, most had plenty of gear to make mondo contacts, but it was either in place in their Shack or Permanently mounted in Their cars. The volunteers were unable to utilize the gear from another vehicle or location….Hence the EMCOMM Box, but more locally focused…the VHF Go-Box.

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The Plano Ammo Can from Amazon about $11 (model 1612)
A little 1/2" ply-wood for a shelf, rubber feet and a few Tee-nuts
A little 1/2″ ply-wood for a shelf, rubber feet and a few Tee-nuts
add a little Krylon to protect and preserve...(and flip the shelf over)
add a little Krylon to protect and preserve…(and flip the shelf over)
Down in the bottom is more 1/2" ply-wood with a 12v 7Ah Battery, 12v Trickle Charger, and 12v 15a MFJ PS
Down in the bottom is more 1/2″ ply-wood with a 12v 7Ah Battery, 12v Trickle Charger, and 12v 15a MFJ PS
Trickle Charger not shown.
Trickle Charger not shown.

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all parts settled
all parts settled
feet
feet

Will be back to detail more when the moment arrives,  till then-build something!

K4CDN

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