[TowerTalk] weatherproof boxes
W1JR at arrl.net
Fri Mar 19 11:15:52 EST 2004
Yes, these Rubbermaid boxes are cheap but in a year or so, the UV rays from
the sun will start to make the box brittle and eventually fall apart. This
is from my experience using one of these boxes for my 160 meter Gamma
match. The top just fell apart and the sides of the cover fell off!
At 02:20 PM 1/7/2004, Pete Smith wrote:
>At 11:09 AM 1/7/04 -0800, Jim Lux wrote:
>>But just the ticket to put that big loading coil and tuning components
>>out at the feed with!
>I've had very good luck with $4 Rubbermaid Rough Totes, and I spend the
>leftover $71 on stuff to go inside them ;^).
>Seriously ... I mount the stuff on a sheet of aluminum -- from a salvaged
>road sign, thanks to the local Highway Department office -- and mount the
>Rough Tote on the tower, lid out, using U-bolts through the tote and the
>aluminum to hold the whole thing securely in place. Windows easily cut in
>the downward-facing side of the tote pass cables in and out, with
>appropriate drip loops. If I were mounting lightning arresters, I'd put
>them on the plate and bond the strap to its lower edge, passing through
>the opening to a ground rod right below.
>73, Pete N4ZR
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