At 12:40 AM 2/10/2009, jimlux wrote:
> > I'm about to "remodel" my antenna switching/lightning suppression/etc
> > system. Currently this is housed in a small electrical box from the
> > local big box store. I really need a much larger and deeper box, but
> > really don't want to pay the price for a NEMA-type large box. Anyone
> > have any ideas and/or where to work. A few hours of "googling" produced
> > no results.
> > Tnx
> > Jerry France
> > K7LY
>Does it need to be weather proof? rain tight? metal?
>Lots of small metal cabinets of one sort or another around (file
>cabinets or medicine chests for instance). Look in the cabinetry area
>instead of the electrical area. Tool boxes are another possibility.
I wonder if a metal box is really necessary. My SO2R switching system is
in a Rubbermaid box mounted on my tower base. Grounding is provided by a
piece of aluminum plate on which the individual relay boxes are mounted. I
got the aluminum plate by asking nicely at the local DOT office, where they
have a pile of damaged road signs waiting to be thrown away.
73, Pete N4ZR
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