Three-tier wheeled tool box from Home Depot. The bottom will contain the power source, the center section the radios and the top section storage for cables, etc.
Side view of the three tier rolling too box. The handles on each section lock lock the boxes together and the main handle retracts.
A board was fitted to the bottom of the case to provide a mounting surface for the battery and charger.
The battery box and the charger were mounted to the board
And then were installed in the tool box bottom case
NOCO Genius GG3500 charger/maintainer
Charger with access hole cut for the cord
Switch and voltmeter holes cut in front of case.
Switch and voltmeter installed on the front of the case. The switch is designed for shop power tools, such as a table saw, and will lock in the off position when the yellow piece is removed. The voltmeter will monitor battery voltage.
Charger in operation
Wiring for switch and voltmeter. The top wires come from the battery and bottom wires go to the power outlet and the voltmeter next to the switch.
Top view of wiring. Switch at bottom, outlet on the top
Closeup of Powerpole outlet on the back of the case. this will connect to a similar outlet on the radio case to provide power for the radio (s).
Dual Powerpole outlet mounted on the back of the box.
Top view of the battery showing the charger plug (right) and the fused battery lead (bottom.) The battery is a 92 Ah flooded Lead Acid deep cycle and weighs 45 lbs.
Battery connection cable that came with charger. the holes in the terminal lugs had to be enlarged slightly to fit the battery.
Fused lead connecting the battery to the switch.
Brackets for white board in the box lid
Closeup of the white board mounting brackets
Velcro tabs on white board mounting bracket
Whiteboard in position. Holes are for mounting speaker and radio faceplate.
Speaker and radio faceplate mounted on the whiteboard.
USB ports, volt/amp meter and lighter socket mounted on box face
Double Powerpole socket mounted on back of box.
Radio mounting board fitted to bottom of box
Finished mounting board
Two meter amp and FT-7900R radio in position on board.
Power test. Meters work.
Original plan fuse block
Original plan negative buss.
SO-239 connecters mounted on the rear of the case.
RigRunner 4005 mounted
Mounting board with 2 Meter amp, RigRunner 4005 and FT-7900R mounted.
Lower portion of the radio box with everything wired up. Power comes in at upper left, runs to the volt/amp meter, then to the RigRunner and out to the radio, 2 meter amplifier, USB charging ports and lighter socket.
Radio box powered up
Top of radio box powered up and showing whiteboard.
Tray in the top of the radio box containing whiteboard pens, eraser, clip-on light and power switch lock.
Upper supplies box containing first aid kit, clipboard, various adapter harnesses. fuses and other accessories. (Pardon the empty cat food bowl in the background.)