Meanwhile I’ve finished the Go-box. We’ve opted to take both the FT817 and a FLEX-1500 with us.
Although both have only 5 Watts of output power, we believe that for ‘digital’ modes that will do. (It will have to 🙂 )
Besides, if really necessary, we can always hook-up the modems to the FT-2000. The box contains 2 battery’s 20Ah each. These are a new type of battery’s called LiFePo. They have an internal Battery Management System (BMS) which makes it much easier to charge them. Besides these two internal battery’s there is also the possibility to attach two extra external battery’s, any type. All this power is controlled by the two switches on the right hand side of the box.
The rest of the buttons and switches are mainly for Remote tuner control, Smart Remote as they tend to call it 🙂


2 Replies to “Go-box”

  1. Jan, that’s an awesome piece of kit you’ve build. Glad to see the old days are coming back (y).

    Wishing you and Gert a lot of success, smooth sailing and plenty of DX !!

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