Another winter project! Mobile Sonde hunting is difficult enough without having to worry about the radio moving around in the back seat as one drives. In the past, my R8500′s power or IF would disconnect depending on how fast a turn was made, but not anymore. I have ruggedized the entire setup; power connection and IF connections have been replaced, all equipment is now rack mounted in a nice portable case. Just in time for the upcoming improved wind situation here in Northern California.
Although the batteries shown below are not exclusively for Sonde hunting, they will be used for that purpose.