Regular US rural type mail boxes work great because they have to seal well.
A few drain holes and it will protect most anything in it once the door is
On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Terry G. Glagowski <
> The TUPPERWARE containers lasted about 2 years at my QTH, then they got
> and cracked apart... but for $9 was a good try!
> The grey plastic electrical boxes available at Lowes / Home Depot for about
> might be a good bet...
> They come with a rubber seal around the edges of a lid that screws on
> BUT... you need to put an opening for the cables... suggest you simply cut
> hole in the BOTTOM...
> Perhaps glue a PVC pipe section into the hole if you want more than that...
> Tightly sealed containers can lead to pressure differences with temperature
> barometric changes, and a hole lets the water from condensation OUT!
> Last summer, I replaced all the TUPPERWARE boxes that surrounded junction
> at the base of towers, and installed these boxes around coax switches that
> out in the weather for 5 years... If the tuner fits in it OK, you will
> have a good choice there...
> Terry / W1TR
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> I want to mount an SGC-239 tuner on the tower below a vertical. but I need
> a UV
> proof, sealed, water tight container that I can put the tuner inside - and
> put that tuner in a tupperware? into another container if it can be
> found. And all of this as cheap as possible.
> I think that NMEA cases are just too expensive but that might have to be
> the end
> chas k5dam
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