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Need your ideas on mounting 2-3 radios in a transit case for desktop use

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Fast1eddie

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Long title, please let me elaborate. I expect to be moving into much smaller quarters soon (divorce) and have the idea of mounting my R71A and R7000 in some sort of durable and strong transit case (Rubber Maid???) or similar, maybe something with wheels and a handle to ease the movement. This case would be wheeled into a given area and placed at desktop level for use or simply mount the radios in a small rack and then the rack may be removed and placed at operator level.

Maybe mount a small regulated DC supply on the bottom, figure on running radio connections from behind the radio and through the case but I lose weather resistancy.

Thank you all for your help,

Ed
 

Chronic

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Old Computer case

I have seen guys mout rigs in a older metal computer case with slight modification , and there is plenty of room inside for ventilation and wireing. or small mobile mount antennas that can be removed and stuck on the case for use. a handle can be easily mounted on top for easy caring. the Power supply also fits inside .
 

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Another oldy is a plastic milk crate. Or how about a sort of large'ish tool box? That tool box would require some cooling too. Lots of possibilities.
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The road case manufacturers, such as Anchor and many others, make rack mount cases that accept 19-inch rack panels. You might want to try Sam Ash's website to get started. Then, as far as mounting the radios, check out Novex in San Diego. Novex makes rack panels for specific radios.

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