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I agree with that advice and yet started that way and went the other direction. My K3S usually lives in a rack enclosure. I even machined a custom front panel and got the radio and P3 side by side in the rack (trick was taking off the handle so it fits on the rack shelf). It's all held down nicely and securely and would survive a trip down the stairs without much worry, and wasn't $350. I think I'm up to $20, but the shelf was free and I had the scrap PVC plate I used to positively locate the feet. And Elecraft was awesome and sent me mechanical drawings of the bottom so I didn't even need to measure the spacing on the K3S/P3 feet.
Anyway, being portable and driving microwave transverters, it was useful to me to have one less external box taking up space in the rack. So mountain top weak signal stuff is pretty easy. Just drag the trailer for the antennas and everything else fits in the trunk of the Subaru.
And my QRZ page has a picture of the big 15 foot long 2 meter antenna up.
I really didn't want a whole separate radio, although I do have a 2 meter all mode rig for dedicated use on the 10GHz dish.
On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 5:32 PM Christopher Scibelli via groups.io <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: