Re: Rugged Case Options? #ubitx
John McFadden <johnamcf@...>
Or go with a metal military ammo can for really rugged
construction. The lid even easily detaches, just open and slide
sideways until the hinge pins disengage, so it wouldn't be awkward
for shack use like some other designs. Use a sheet of 1/8" ABS
from Amazon and some brackets to create the face plate.
There are several sizes available, depending on what you want, these should be approximately the right internal dimensions for the three main US/NATO sizes on the market:
"Fat 50caliber" aka "SAW": 11.75x6.75x8.375"
Harbor Freight has the 50caliber size for $16, you can find
30caliber cans at most gun stores or I've even seen them at Costco
occasionally sold in a two-pack with a 50cal can. SAW cans are
usually an online-only item.
I'm going to use the small Harbor Freight Pelican-knock-off case,
and in the future put a Raspberry Pi in a second one for running a
band scope/logbook/etc so I can dial my kit up or down depending
on weight and power.
On 12/26/2017 10:48 AM, Michael Hagen wrote: