Yesterday I got the Clackamas all dressed up nicely in its new Ten-Tec TPC-41 enclosure. I have such a stack of bare, half-finished circuit boards laying in the shack that it’s always a real pleasure to get a project to the point where it’s well enough developed to put it in a case. It’s also much nicer to operate the rig when you don’t have to fumble around with holding a pot or switch in one hand while trying to work the control with the other. One valuable lesson that I’ve recently learned about the mechanical side of things is that a step drill bit set is an indispensable time saver, especially when you have many different sizes of holes to drill in the same enclosure.
The rig is all ready to make the trip the Dayton for show and tell. In the meantime, I’m going to try to make a few more QSOs with it when I get a few spare moments. Hope to catch you around 7.030 MHz.