Category: Projects

Project: Truck [Console Computer]

I added a Planar LX1200TI touchscreen monitor with an Intel NUC 12vdc computer. I also added a connector plate (RJ45s) for the mics to prevent the strain on the jacks and wires, and the driver arm rest.

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Project: Radio Box 1 [Design]

Forgot to upload my design docs for this project.

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Rendering of what I want the box to look like. It has changed since I have some of the radios and I have to tweak the layout.

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Note of the layout.

Project: Truck [Lettering/Antennas/Topper]

Over the past weekend I have added antennas, lettering, and a topper.

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Starting to add the antenna’s.

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After shot of the antennas.

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After shot of the antennas.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Night Shot.

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Lettering on the truck. A friend of mine does a great job at it.
White background with red reflective center.

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Topper has been added, and a before shot.

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Blacking out the emblems with Plastic Dip spray.

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Blacking out the emblems with Plastic Dip spray.

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After shot

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After shot

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After shot

Project: Truck [Console]

The first thing was to rip out the console and build a new one.

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You can see the factory brackets. Great mounting spot.

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This is a think paper board from Office Max. Allowed me to couture the bottom to the floor.

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3/4″ press board and 1×1 pine.

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Attached to the factory brackets.

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Finished without the skin.

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Skinning, some vinyl from Joanna’s

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Testing the radio

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Next time I will use rack rails to get a better fit.

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Cutting out the brackets to mount the radios. I need to redo them to a thicker metal.

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Testing the placement of the radios.

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Final for now until I make new brackets with thicker steel.
I also mounted my tablet until I get my 12vdc computer/monitor setup and ready.

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Final for now until I make new brackets with thicker steel.

Project: Trackers

I decided to make up a cache of APRS trackers from my stash or GE MVS radios. My goal is to end up with 10, but I am starting with the first 5.

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New Truck

Well got a new truck, so time to modify it, haha

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Project: Control Box

Having multiple radios in one box means having multiple mics. I want to scale that down to a single mic for all the voice radios. Plus it give the options for controlling audio, recording, and having multiple operators running one set of radios.

Prototyping the electronics, and coding

Project: Radio Box 1

Here is the first of two radio boxes for ARES / Search and Rescue operations.

8u box – top 2u dual power supplies, middle 5u radios, bottom 1u control box.

Box and radio panel layout.

Next step, mount the radios.

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