Through my work I ended up with a neat little box, that just begged to be reused for some neat ham-radio related purpose. Rather than just dive into something, I decided to make this a fun group project, where anyone who reads my blog can contribute ideas, and I would supply the labor and do the actual building.
After collecting ideas for our group project, here they are! Some of the idea's were very similar, so in some cases I lumped ideas from different individuals together. Also, because I don't want to influence the vote, I'm going to attempt to write the descriptions of each ideas clear enough for everyone to understand the idea, but vague enough to leave things open-ended for additional feedback and ideas once we pick a project. Here we go!
Idea #1: VHF/UHF Go Kit
Idea #2: Eclipse Propagation Recorder
Idea #3: VHF or UHF Only Go Kit
Idea #4: Transmitter for FoxHunting
A popular activity in ham radio is using radio direction finding techniques to find hidden transmitters, as part of a contest or event. This idea is to use the box I have to build a transmitter in, so that it could be hidden for Foxhunting.
Idea #5: HF/QRP Go Kit
Idea #6: VHF/UHF Winlink Station
Idea #7: Field Service Kit
Idea #8: Portable SDR with display
Idea #9: Portable WiFi Hotspot
Idea #10: Portable PsKMail Station
Idea #11: Repeater Controller
Idea #12: Satellite Operations Kit
Final Thoughts Before Voting
Stay tuned - the winning project will be announced soon!