KE7MDQ Field Station

        I built the field station using the following items, One SKB 5u rack mount case, Two vented 2u shelves (1u = 1.75 inches), One Jetstream JTPS28R power supply (1u in height), One yaesu ft-2800m 2 meter radio, One yaesu ft-857d hf radio with 2 meter
& 70 centimeter, One LDG AT-100 pro auto tuner

        I used vented shelves to make mounting the radios easier (no drilling) and I was able to use the stock mobile mounting brackets for the radios, I used a universal bracket and self tapping screws for the tuner.

        I started the construction with the bottom shelf by mounting the ft-857d and the ldg tuner and installed the shelf at the bottom of the case.

        I then mounted the ft-2800m to the second shelf that I installed upside down (the shelf not the radio).

        Last but not least I installed the power supply at the top of the rack. Below are photos of the finished project.

        Note: The front cover is recessed and can be closed with the microphones in place.The microphone clips use the mounting screws for the top shelf and power supply

        I have attached jumpers to bring the coaxial connections to the outer edge of the case to allow for easy access. All jumpers and power cables are zip-tied in place. I have allowed for easy access to the power cable connections so that I can power the radios from a battery.

  
 
 
 
Some Other Gear In The Shack
 
      Pictured In The Top Photo Is My Yaesu FRDX 400 Reciever With The Matching Speaker On top Of A Yaesu FT-401B tranciever With A FV-401 VFO, Amatching Phone Patch / Speaker And A heath SM-2410 Didgital Display.
      The Bottom Photo Is Of My Yaesu FT-840 With Matching Power Supply / Speaker And tuner.
To The Right Of That Is My icom IC-730 With A Jetstram Power Supply.
 
 
 
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