My M2's

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Very nice looking setup. Could you share what case, heatsinks, and plug you’re using to keep it all water tight?

Any update on operational temps?

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Hmm… It will be better than the last time, however, using a heatsink inside a very small enclosure is like peeing in your pants.
The heatsink, with it’s larger surface area, will in this case just take away the heat, but only to a certain when the air inside is saturated. You might see a little lower temperature, as the air is probably pushed around a bit more in the case, and thus touching more of the surface of the box. But given that it is a plastic box, I wouldn’t expect much of an improvement.

My suggestion would be to get a metal box instead, and then have connect the chip surface directly to the metal metal box with thermal compound. If not sufficient, you can always add a heat-sink on the outside of the metal box.

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That’s an excellent rig Will !

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It looks good what type of radio is you using.

Good stuff. Not to demean, but you might think about rotating the M2 housing 90-degrees for better cable management and protection.

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yeah i will do that. tnx

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tnx for the tip. cable management

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base setup

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Most excellent! That should get through some tight spots nicely!

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That’s excellent Will !! The only thing I would change would be to use survey rods and bipods, base could have a tripod mount for the survey rod. That way you could actually occupy any passive control marks and survey points with better accuracy.

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i’ll stick with my monopod its small, easy to carry and adjust. im building a cheap diy bipod

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Nice setup!. Which antenna are you using? What could be the maximum length for the cable to the antenna?

harxon500, i use 1 meter length rg58 cable

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If you do a Google search for RG58 line loss you will find calculators for about any type of coax cable out there and what lengths can be used without loss

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