Re: Plastic vs Metal Cabinets

Thomas Sharka

Yes, the plastic enclosures are more prone to external RF. I'm using the popular chinese cabinet and have a TS-100 soldering iron powered by a laptop brick that puts out a rather large RFI footprint. It floods the uBITX receive while under temperature regulation. If the uBITX were in a properly grounded metal case, the interference would be considerably less. I can get within 1 foot with the TS-100 and cause the receive on the uBITX to be swamped. I'm currently looking into improving the shielding on the TS-100 to cause less of an RFI footprint.

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On Monday, February 5, 2018 10:06 PM, Mike Lichtman via Groups.Io <tchrme@...> wrote:

I know that Farhan has recommended a metal enclosure for the uBitx but I see many people using plastic. Has anyone
who has a plastic enclosure encountered any problems with it so far? By the way, I ordered on 12/17 and received
an email that it was shipped today. 73 Mike KF6KXG

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