Re: [Elecraft_K3] BL-2 weather enclosure


Mel Farrer <farrerfolks@...>
 

First aid box is already cracked, darn.  Looking at a utility box for outside mounting, weather proof and has a snap on clear cover.  Light weight.  BL-2 will fit in.  Hummm.


Mel, K6KBE


On Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:51 AM, Mel Farrer wrote:
 
Interesting idea.  I do have a travel first aid box, but I think it is plastic.  Will check.  Thanks.

Mel, K6KBE



On Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:05 AM, "mikerodgerske5gbc@..." wrote:
 
Could a First aid box work?

73
Mike

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

 
Thanks Matt, will look it up.

Mel



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.

73,
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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