Elaine's Comvan Project:

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Third photo:

Here's a photo of the comvan with one tower deployed, and M101A1 trailer which houses
a 5KW genset ..

The LPDA is a create electronics unit that covers 110 thru 1300 MHz ..
 

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Thanx !!

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Now that is what i call a Mobile Shack.
Very interesting indeed, Good Job.
I appreciate the feedback .. yeah ... took 4 years of work .. basically between 1990 and 1994,
though it seems that there are always improvements to be made ..
 

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Holy wow! thats a shack! ok, so the radio with the click key Phone style mic on the bottom right .... What is that?
 

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Micom-2r

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Holy wow! thats a shack! ok, so the radio with the click key Phone style mic on the bottom right .... What is that?
I think you are referring to the /\/\otorola Military HF radio... It is a MICOM-2R which
I purchased direct from /\/\otorola several years ago ..

sheesh .. time goes by even faster after retirement .. !!
 

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SWEET COM SHACK.I watch your videos on youtube all the time.nice videos.And you get to see the shack in action.
 

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wa6ube said:
I think you are referring to the /\/\otorola Military HF radio... It is a MICOM-2R which
I purchased direct from /\/\otorola several years ago ..
Geeeze, where did you make your fortune??? :confused:

Very nice! Did you do the vehicle restoration too? What year make is it?
 

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You are my hero!


BTW, it was your site that taught me a-lot about NVIS operation.
 
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I'm absolutely sick with jealousy..:mad:. That's an A1 setup.. :D One any ARES or RACES group would be proud to have...
Two thumbs WAY up!
 

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Comvan project cost:

af5rn said:
Geeeze, where did you make your fortune??? :confused:

Very nice! Did you do the vehicle restoration too? What year make is it?
Well ... the total investment was over a 10 year period, though most of the mechanical stuff was done between 1990 and 1994 ...

The vehicle is a 1954 military Dodge powerwagon.. it is called an M37 ...

Total investment at the moment is at : $39,000.00

and the cost of the powerwagon was only $2600.00 ...

My partner and I did all of the restoration work ourselves except for two items:

#1: the leather upholstery on the driver's seat

#2: conversion of the engine to dual exhaust ..

We replaced the original 230 ci engine with a 276 ci .. so it is 20% more horsepower
than original ..

Of course the cost doesn't include some of the trips to various hardware stores
for stainless steel hardware, nuts, screws, rivnuts and the like ..

Here's a link to a write-up on my site:

http://www.tactical-link.com/wa6ube.htm
 

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mancow said:
You are my hero!
I bet I'm not the only guy here dreaming of how cool it would be to have a wife who was as into commo as Elaine is. :lol:

I'm working on mine, and I have high hopes! :D
 
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