Equipment Upgrades During the past year we chose and purchased new equipment in five categories: HF radios, HF antenna(s), repeater system, storage cases, and APRS equipment. Information relevant to these discussions is posted here for all members to evaluate and use for their own purposes.
We're now discussing a second trailer for carrying all our support equipment, including the two AB-577 towers, various HF and VHF/UHF antennas, cables, masts, tools, safety equipment, generators, fuel, and more. Current thinking is a custom built 6.5' x 16' single axle totally aluminum box trailer with rear ramp and a side RV door for $5200. It should be light enough to be towed by most vehicles.
As a result of several large equipment donations, we're also now building some task-specific kits, such as one for Summits On The Air (SOTA) and US Islands activations. Do you have any ideas?