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    Looks like it would be a great bug out radio in case of an emergency. Awesome work man!!

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    i think it would be cool to have a cheap little swr meter inline and built into the case.
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    how about a solar panel to maintain the voltage of the battery?
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    Thats a good idea to. I really need to make one.
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    Or try some lipo batteries. They hold their charge much better than lead acid type batts and are much smaller. I use them for rc cars and quad copters. Seems like they would be a good idea for a small app like posted, and caveman I am like you, I want to build one now, time to dig out am old ammo box, or make one from some scrap wood I have. Great idea anickode!! Thanks for posting this. If you can get the swr readindgs half way decent, it will work, you could always try a 102" whip with a spring. Not as compact as yours is, but may work. Keep us posted on it as you have sparked my curiosity sir. God bless.

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    I want one. This will be my second project. " My first project is getting out of being a MUDDOG "....lol
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    Yep gotta have one. GREAT IDEA
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    that is not dum at all. I did the same thing to a Jeep YJ. I put it between the front seats and but a bar of steel under the box to make it simi-perm. unless some one needed it for their use. I would go into the bush and had no problems with others who wanted it more. It was mounted up off floor in case of water got into floor. Fording streams there was no water damage. You did good sir.
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    That's not a dumb idea. The union truckers that work for Yellow/Roadway, UPS, ABF etc. use portable racks to carry an AM/FM tape deck or CD as well as the CB. They drive a different cab each day until they reach pretty high up the totem pole. That's where the Vice Grip Mount came from. In the 80's you couldn't buy one. I remember a man in San Fernando that was welding the vice grip clamps up for the truckers at Certified Grocers of California drivers (now Unified Grocers). The company said "No drilling holes to mount brackets" etc. But they gave permission to the truck shop welded a bar to a plate and bolted it on the side of the cab that the vice grip would mount to. The antennas were mounted on a cross bar and were only about 7 inches apart. Not too great for SWR, but since the job was "slip seat" there was nothing else you could do. Some men used a tool box or similar. Some made up racks that looked like they raided their kids erector set lol. I see them on ebay about once a year. I like your ammo can approach and want to make one out of a tall can I have to carry in the motor home.

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    So I know this is an old thread but did anyone other than the OG poster build one? And how does the one that you built anickode work? Still am wanting to do this. Too many projects LOL!! Anyway, if anyone else has made one of these post up some pics please and let us know what was used for batts and such. I would think a stack of some decent lipo batts with large mah, and C ratings, 11.1v ones should hold charge at 12.6-12.8vdc for a good bit. Anyway. Just curious if anyone else have this a shot or did it not work well for anyone????

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