After moving into a smaller home, I had been thinking about rack mounting my shack for a while. I saw N9JIG's post and it was on. This is the first of three Racks. This is an "almost" all Kenwood rack. I am working on a Scanner / Monitor Rack now. And then either a Yaesu or Icom Rack. This Rack is built using and Odyssey CRS08 Studio Rack. This rack can be purchased for $100 to your door. This is the 8 space rack. They also make a 12 space. I have a Kenwood TK-480HX and a Kenwood TS-450 for the HF and Six Meter SSB duties. There is a Kenwood TK-790 for VHF FM. A Kenwood TK-890 for 440 FM. A Kenwood TK-630 for Six Meter FM. Also a Motorola XPR5550 to handle Mototrbo DMR. At the top of the rack is a modified single din space switch unit with an integrated DC volt and Amp Meter. I did use the commercial made Troy / Jotto Face Plates for the mobile radios. I purchased blank plates and cut the openings and threaded holes for the Mobile Face Plates. With the TS-450, I also used a rack shelf to take some of the weight of the Base Radio. The TK450 is mounted through a 3U blank plate that I cut out and used some small rubber trim to edge around the cut out to protect the Radio's Face. In the back I used a 30 amp power supply with a Bud Fuse Panel. I can supply more pics to this post if any interest.
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