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Station Rack mounts

I am looking for suggestions on rack mounts...

I want to move all my hardware to a rack assembly....

6700, pgxl, 4o3a 8x2, Tuner genius (when released), power supply, network switch, ground bar, power ****...rotor control

The goal is to integrate the complete station into a roll around rack.

Thanks,

Tim WA5YOM

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  • Jeff AA0ST
    Jeff AA0ST Member ✭✭

    Tim,

    I am in THAT very process right now. I found a local club member who was an IT guy and picked his brain about this. He said get as tall a rack as you can afford or can fit in your space and place the item as par apart as you can since cooling can be an issue.


    I figure the Modem which has one wired port would go to the router which as at least 2 wire ports. I will run one port to each of the switches.

    I tried to future proof as much as I can. I got gigbit unmanaged switches, one for just flex radio stuff and the other switch for the Iot (internet of things). These switches have 24 ports each. I will say that the ports fill up fast.

    I put the rack mounted 12 volt power supply and the 120 volt power strips in the middle of the rack.

    I built up from the power supplies/ power **** with all things internet / WiFi/ LAN and down with all things radio

    As for all of the radios; I plan to move, not only the radio / amp and power supply, VHF and UHF transverters and amps as well as my GMRS repeater to the bottom .

    The 6600 and PGXL are the heaviest things I have and are on the bottom.


    Hope this helps


    Jeff

  • Jeff AA0ST
    Jeff AA0ST Member ✭✭

    Tim,

    This is where the project stands right now.


    Jeff

  • WX7Y
    WX7Y Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 2021

    Look really good, looks a lot like mine except I wish I had a 4 rail rack like your rack instead of the 2 rail other then the radio here is the 6700.

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