Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure


Could a First aid box work?


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On Feb 21, 2014, at 7:29 PM, Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...> wrote:


Thanks Matt, will look it up.


On Friday, February 21, 2014 7:04 AM, Matt Zilmer <mzilmer@...> wrote:
Hi Mel,

I use an LMB clamshell-style box, made of metal.  The box itself isn't weatherproof, and I've sealed it up around the edges with Gorilla tape [the water-repellent kind], plus RTV around the BNC exit point.  The only caveat with using a metal enclosure is that the BL2 should be mounted 1/2" or more away from any metal except at the BNC end of it.

I brought the balanced signals out through a couple of center insulators.  These are available from DX Engineering, last time I looked.

matt W6NIA

From: farrerfolks@...
To: Elecraft_K3@...
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:54:54 -0800
Subject: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure


I am looking for a weather protector for the balun.  On portable uncertain weather, I would rather have some protection.  I have seen a plexiglass one, but it has holes and doesn't look like you can switch it easily.  Any one found a good solution, like a clamshell enclosure????  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE

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