Eddie, KO4NLL, and I decided to build an Amateur Radio Go Box or Bug Out Box. We wanted it to have a decent portable power supply and a small VHF/UHF radio and a small rollup antenna that could fit in the box when not being used.
We’ve seen the Hammo Cans, but we didn’t feel like we needed all of the extra gauges and plugs. We wanted enough room for extra storage for cables. There will be a SO-239 connector and an Anderson Powerpole connector for either a second device or for charging using a charger designed for LIFEPO4 batteries.
TYT TH-8600 Dual band radio
10AWG zip cord
1 foot Jetstream Jumper
Miady LFP16AH LIFEPO4 battery
2 Meter Slim Jim J pole VHF UHF Antenna 24ft lead-in DX King
50cal ammo can – dimensions roughly 11″x4.5″x6.25″
Nuts, wing nuts, washers, and screws 6-32 and 8-32
1/2″ angle aluminum for battery support
Spade connectors for battery
Sew type velcro
Automatic battery charger