And yet another idea how used the box was.
Almost there, this is the hole for power plug that broke.
Did not bother to make a parts list BUT did get a picture of the parts.
This will give you an idea how used the box was at the start of the project.
I am Tom WDØBFO from Bellevue, NE
About a week before Christmas 2016 I bought a SDRPLAY RSP2, yea Merry Christmas to me.
It is pretty nice but I was not sure I wanted to modify the TS590S to tie it in as pan adapter but knew I could not transmit with the SDR on. So I would stop the SDR every time I wanted to transmit and start it after that and you guessed it, what a pain. In talking with some others I decided to build a relay box to disconnect the antenna and ground the SDR when I keyed the 590. I found I could use the amplifier keying relay accessible with 7 pin din on the back of 590 to key the relay. I started digging and found in my reliable junk box picture #1 and a re-used (many times) project box to put all the parts in. As you can see in #2,#3,#4 the box was pretty messy. So when all the holes were drilled & cut & checked, I sanded and painted it, #5. I had a power receptacle picked out for the end to re-use the existing hole. Well Murphy knocked at my door and the connection broke. Dennis KCØYKN just happened to stop by that day and said, well look what I ran across on Amazon. It is the two little plates in #6 and with those ($5) and 2 regular power pole connectors you now have a chassis mounted power plug. Great I said but where the screws had to go were in the open space of the old one so had to cut a piece out of yet another re-used project box that had been re-used beyond its time and made a cover and it works great. I added a small fuse inline just in case and now I can put the test leads away for another day.
73 Tom WDØBFO
The inside was not any better than the outside.