Construction of the club's communications trailer
The trailer as it was upon delivery.
Interior modifications begin!
Bill Beebe W1EOF, our volunteer professional welder from the seacoast. We couldn't have done this without him. Thanks, Bill!
Bill taught Matt W1SKE the basics of welding, so Matt was able to do some of the finish welds later on.
Matt W1SKE looking mighty chuffed about his new skill
Bill Beebe W1EOF (SK) welding the desk frame
The new rear bulkhead. It was so empty!
The bulkhead in its first iteration
Wall panel off to allow wiring
Al, AE1H pulling wire
We had to be careful to keep the frame in alignment at all times because the heat of welding tended to warp it.
Matt W1SKE planning a metal cut
We had to attach mounting blocks to the bottom of the countertop so we could screw it to the frame.
On the way to NEAR Fest
A super-cold day at the CVFMA Swap Meet
A view from the back door, as it appears today. Note the power/antenna/phone/data patch box behind the laptop
We have three operating positions, two in cubicles, and the third wide open for more complex operations
You can't tell from this picture, but it was super cold this day! The trailer is a popular attraction everywhere we take it.
Bill Burden, WB1BRE (SK), ready to offer tours!
Al AE1H pulling wire during a roof vent changeout
The operating team inside the comm trailer
Adam KC1GDW working on digital contacts