On Day 1 we had bought a Jeep to get through the mud and installed solar panels. We also bolted on a vertical antenna and a pole for the Internet receiver. Anticipating an exciting time ahead.
Ready for the next step which is to add the cabinet with the radio and other electronics. Inside the cabinet we have a solar charge controller, a power monitor, batteries, a router, and of course, a transceiver. Here it is with the door open on the floor of the shack at home tested and good for the big move.
This was built months ago even though I didn’t have a location yet. I wanted to be ready.
Transceiver: Kenwood TS-480SAT
Interface: Microbits RemoteRig Model RRC-1258 MkII
Solar Charge Controller: Renogy Wanderer 30A PWM
Panels: (3) Renogy 100 watt Monocrystal
Router: Linksys E2500
Batteries: PowerStar SLA AGM 12V 35AH
Power Monitor: Rigrunner 4005i
Vertical Antenna: LNR/PAR EF-20 attached to Spiderbeam 12 meter telescoping fiberglass pole
It didn’t take long to bolt the cabinet in place and hook up the LMR-400 coax to the antenna. Notice the 8′ ground rod. Lightning season is just around the corner. Also a few toroids were snapped onto various leads. At this point we’re ready for Internet and testing. Will it all come up and work as we want?