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Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/tower Equipment Box

To: jimlux <>,Jerry <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antenna/tower Equipment Box
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 07:39:31 -0500
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At 12:40 AM 2/10/2009, jimlux wrote:
>Jerry 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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