TheWxPage.Com Storm Chasing Equipment Current Setup

The Vehicle

The Primary Chase Vehicle is a 2013 Ford Focus SE.  This Replaced the 1998 Ford Explorer at the End of the 2016 Season.

The Chase Box – Version 4.2

This Was a Concept/Idea that Michael turned into a reality.  The “Chase Box” is a box which houses all of the electronics needed (well most that is) for storage purposes and as a central hookup point while in the car, as you can see from the photos it keeps wires in the box and keeps things secured while in the car. The Right Area Houses a 12V Ever Start Deep Cycle Marine Battery for exclusively powering the HAM radio.

The chase box shown is the fourth version – Revision 2, which was designed with stronger components and handles

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The Electronics / Chase Setup

 

The Central Hub of the Chase is the HP Elitebook 840 G3 notebook computer.

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The Technical Specifications:

Operating System–Microsoft® Windows 10®

Media Ports—-2 USB 3.0 Ports, Integrated LAN/Modem, Onboard Audio, VGA-out Port, Display Port Out, Integrated Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and smartcard slot.

Processor Specifications—-Intel Core i5 Processor @ 2.3 GHz

RAM/Memory Specifications—-8 GB RAM and a 250 GB Hard Drive

Graphics Specifications—- Integrated Intel GPU

We Also Use A Number Of Other Electronics And Equipment:

400/800 Peak Vector Double Outlet Power Inverter

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Yaesu FT-7800 Ham Radio 2M/440MHz

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Cobra Model XRS 9740 Radar Detector

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Verizon Ellipsis 4G Jetpack

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USB A-to-B Mini Data Cable

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Direct Battery Link for FT-7800

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Logitech Pro 9000 Webcam

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Nexus 6p with Google Fi Service

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Microsoft GPS-500 USB GPS Receiver

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Sony Proforma Camera Mount with Universal Threads

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Nexus 6P Phone Clamp with Universal Threads

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Bluetooth Remote Shutter

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Sunpak 6400UT Tripod

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Sunpak Mini-D Tripod

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