FT-991 Go-Box Build

Since I got the firmware update for my YT-1200 the other day (and I had to pull it apart anyway), I did a slight re-vamp of the GoBox for my FT-991. It's a 3U box from MCM with the FT-991 Mobile Bracket and YT-1200 mounted to a rack shelf. It's truly a "shack in box" with an MFJ-1708 transmit/receive switch and SDRPlay and everything I need to operate portable, I can just plug in AC or battery, an antenna and be up and running. It's plenty heavy so it's not a backpacking setup, but for car camping and field day it works great.

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I changed out the battery connectors for Anderson Powerpoles, redid the ground wiring with solid-core wire, mounted the line isolators and mounted the SDRPlay. I also added powerpoles for a quick disconnect for the Midland Speaker since it is too bid to fit with the covers on. I also added a USB charging port. I have a small padded Pelican (type) case for the headphones, speaker, and logbook.

73,

Tom KN6Q

Thomas Kisner

Marie's husband, William's dad. Committee Chair, Pack 243. Amateur Radio Operator KN6Q.

Azle, Texas http://www.kn6q.org