On 4/14/2011 8:00 PM, Terry G. Glagowski wrote:
> 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 tight...
> BUT... you need to put an opening for the cables... suggest you simply cut a
> hole in the BOTTOM...
Drill a hole and thread it (NPT) for fit the cable connectors made for
the job. They come in different sizes that will fit most any cable
including Rg8, 58m CAT5, LMR 400 and 600, rotator cable, ... etc.
I use them for all cables not fitted to bulkhead connectors at the tower
> 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!
The 3 and 4" conduit I use lets it breathe easily.
> 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
> 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
> chas k5dam
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