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Dr. Mike Lynch, KG6PTF and
Bennett Haman, WB6GBS


Our unit began with a brand new 7' x 12' enclosed cargo trailer that I had built to our specs. It is equipped with 30 amp electrical service, two roof vents, two slider windows, and a Dometic 13,500 BTU roof air conditioner unit.


We went with barn doors in the rear and a side entry door as well.


Base cabinets and countertops for two workstations (1) upper storage cabinet
The equipment (most of which is brand new) is as follows:
Icom 718C HF radio
Icom 2100H 2 meter radio
Realistic 40 channel CB radio
(4) GMRS radios w/chargers


Astron RM-60 rack mount DC power supply


3' x 3' x 1/2" steel antenna base (holes drilled in each corner to attach grounding rods)


Wired for phone and fax


And of course a small refrigerator to keep the rootbeer and Dr. Pepper cold

Not pictured:
Hustler 5-BTV vertical HF 5 band antenna
A home brew copper j-pole for the 2 meter radio
5/8 wave Firestick antenna for the CB radio
The antenna loft up top in the nose for antenna storage
Honda 7500K Vertex generator
And last but not least, a drop down bed opposite the work station for those tired bones that don't do well sleeping on the ground.

Total cost for our entire setup was approx $6,900.00 which was raised by our kids at State Youth Conference in Dec 2005.

Mike Lynch, KG6PTF

Updated 6-4-08