Sunday, March 8, 2015

Best Ham Radio Go Box Design

I've spent a lot of time over the years looking at the designs of ham radio go boxes amateur
radio operators have created.  They invariably include some ideas and design concepts that I hadn't considered or that are excellent concepts for their use in real world and emergency situations.

The size of a go box varies based on the application when and where it will be used.  Everyone building kits will probably find that eventually they will build several based on its intended application.  They are small kit to grab and go that is used in daily activities and a more robust kit that can serve as control point for emergencies, club activities and other similar applications.

After looking at a myriad of designs, the single best go box design I've found was created by Robert, KC6TYD.   He has found several solutions to issues that I've encountered involving the case and ease of access to the back of the components.

 After using his initial creation for a while, Robert opted to make a few modifications to his original design and chronicled them in a second video.

If you are considering a go box, watch Robert's videos before you design your own box.  You'll undoubtedly appreciate his design and referenced source materials.


Edward Vignati has create an extreme version of Go Box complete with LED lighting, CB radio and extended modular construction ideas.

Another Update

HF only but a great Go Box design.

Posted 8 Mar 2015 by Lee Drew on the North Mountain Blog


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