I would look into putting a 100W light bulb inside the enclosure to help
drive out moisture.
Gary Schwartz email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) GMDXA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richards" <email@example.com>
To: "Gary K9GS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: <email@example.com>; "Tim N9PUZ" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Was "43ft Vertical Feeding Question and Balun Type"
> Hi Gary -- YOU RAISE A GOOD POINT ABOUT WEATHER
> i have one of these verticals - just put it up - and I live in Michigan
> and we get nearly the amount of snow you get in Wisc.
> Unless a better idea presents itself, I plan to do as DXE suggested
> and said some fellows do - put a large plastic bucket (maybe a 5
> gallon size - with a hole in its bottom and drop it over the antenna
> mast to cover the base. I can do something with plastic and tape
> and all (not sure what I will do yet...) and sort of weather seal it.
> I am not worried about absolute moisture sealing, per se, as it is
> already intended to be outside in the elements, already. But I do
> not really want the balun and the coax connections to be directly
> buried in snow for three to five months at a time. I think the bucket
> idea will work well enough to seal out snow and ice - although it
> will not be a perfect moisture barrier, I am sure. I suspect I can
> tip it up or raise it a bit on clear, dry days, to air it out so the thing
> is not cocooned in a wet "terrarium" environment. I just want to
> keep it from being buried in snow if the snow gets higher than
> about 8 or ten inches deep.
> I AM OPEN TO ANY BETTER IDEAS !!!
> Happy Trails ----------- Richards - K8JHR -----------------
> Gary K9GS wrote:
> I don't see any reason why you couldn't put the tuner at the
> base of the antenna **provided** you could keep the weather out.
>> I'm not sure if I'd do it living in WI but if I lived in a more temperate
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