That may have been me.
Remove the speaker from the false top and mount a fan in it's place. I
used a 24v fan from an old printer. It ran slowly but provided just the
right amount of air flow to stop the drift during long winded cq qso's.
required redrilling the holes, I purchased a spared speaker frame just to
have on hand in case I ever sold the rig (which I did)thus putting it back
in original condition. Any fan will work of course but I don't like a lot
of noise. Using resistors to slow them down doesn't always work. Most PC
fans have built in dc to ac converters and they don't want to start up
properly with low voltage. DC fans with brushes make too much racket for
Actually, I think all the rig needs is a well vented lid. I'm thinking
about taking my Omni C to a metal frabrication shop and seeing what they
> > A couple of days ago someone mentioned the idea of
> purchasing a spare cover and drilling ventilation
> holes for the Omni 6. Wanted to encourage anyone
> interested in doing so to make at least one extra and
> I'd be willing to pay for your labor. Maybe back the
> holes with screening, etc. I'm convinced my Omni
> would really appreciate the air flow, as I've posted
> about heat probs in the past.
> Tnx & 73,
> Barry N1EU
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