Portable Operations from the Back Deck
The foundation is the battery box.
I have a 12A 12V SLA mounted inside and added a 4 pole anderson pole on the side.
I also added a 3/8″ female stud antenna mount and ground/radial binding post. I can now connect my Buddistick or Hustler RM17 antenna to the box.
In order to accommodate the Elecraft KX3, I made up a shelf assembly and added a front foot to stabilize the box.
My list of improvements are to:
Add a higher capacity battery to power a FT857D possibly
Add a USB socket with voltage monitor
Add a collapsible antenna that fits in the box
Add a magnetic mic holder
Add a light for night time log keeping and operating