So I built this little machine, scabbing together some pieces and parts and used equipment with two new pieces that I just couldn't fabricate, it's a frequency agile AllStar/Echolink node with a frequency agile Uhf/Vhf Repeater.
What I was wondering is, would anyone here be interested in how I did this project? And are they looking to possibly build something like this for themselves?
This is a primarily a GMRS forum, but I've seen a lot of guys who are somewhat interested in ham radio stuff too. This project is going to be going into a 6U Gator Box to be transported and field deployable (field days, JOTA/JOTI, who knows what else).
I've had this thing on the air now for about 4 days, and have had NO heat problems, even with the Hawaii AllStar / Mainland net which lasted for over an hour and the radio transmitted for almost 100% of that time.
BTW the radio is a Yaesu FT-8800R.