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NEW CLUB TRAILER PROJECT

It all started when this was spotted at QuartzFest.

We made an offer and now it is ours!

A little planning and the project iszooming along (Wuhan Flu or no!)

There are 4 phases of getting our newer NADXA club trailer ready for use.

Phase 1= Interior paint and carpet.
2= Construction of operating stations/ visitor seating
3= Electrical prep-power/common grounding/ solar/ etc.
4= Attach a tip-up tower to the new trailer

 

PHASE 1 (Complete)

Larry WB78EUJ has painted the interior ceiling and upper sides white. and the lower 2/3rds
of the interior sides a darker shade. Larry also has installed all 3 of the 6'X8' carpet sections.

 

PHASE II (Complete)

After Larry was done, the trailer was moved over to Dave W7FYW's place to for fabrication of interior desk, storage, and steps.
Dave is a master woodworker and completed the task most excellently!

 

PHASE III (complete)

The trailer was moved to Munds Park for Ron KG7OH to apply a finish to the new woodwork and Ken W7SS to install the electrical systems.
Both projects are about done with final testing taking place.

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Battery and COAX Junction Box


Battery Charge Controller


Roof Mounted Solar Panel


Sealable PVC cable run under trailer for power/coax.


Radios are mounted onrubber shock-pads and stay installed during transport.


Nice attention to detail!

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PHASE IV (complete)

N6KZ gave our club some items to use in our new trailer. Included was a mast pivot mount.  KG7OH mounted the pivot at the top, back of the trailer and then clamped a
larger PVC pipe as a sleeve. This allowed an extendable aluminum mast to be slid up through the pipe sleeve. Then we could attach the tri-band to the mast, and using
the "armstrong method", raise or lower the antenna. It only takes a few minutes, once the beam is mounted on the mast. And easy, simple, fast way to get on the air.

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TEST RUN (complete)

The full set-up was field tested during the 2020 Route 66 On The Air in September. All three operating stations and the tower were tested.


Pics from the back (trailer back wall is a ramp)


Ken W7SS & Larry WB7EUJ using the SSB Workstations


A little paint for the loading Ramp


Finished Product in the Field!!!

 

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