[amsat-bb] Re: Outdoor box for preamp?

Jim Walls jim at k6ccc.org
Thu Nov 19 20:24:38 PST 2009

Michael Tondee wrote:
> Just got my new ARR SP432VDG preamp in the mail today. Since I'm on a 
> budget, I opted to buy this unit rather than a mast mount outdoor amp. 
> It is still my intention to mast mount this preamp though. Advanced 
> Receiver Research themselves say that you can do this using a NEMA 
> outdoor electrical enclosure. The problem is that I've been looking at  
> outdoor electrical enclosures and have yet to find one that has 
> dimensions that the preamp will fit in. I have really only been looking 
> at outlet type boxes.
>  Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can use? The unit is about 3 
> inches tall including the N connectors and about 4 and 5/8
> inches wide. I need something relatively cheap that will give reliable 
> protection.
> Thanks

    I have used a 4 X 6 X 6 inch metal box for years and it has worked 
out just fine.  Available at Home Depot (or your other favorite home 
improvement store).  Photo with both 2M and 430 ARR preamps available at:

Jim Walls - K6CCC
jim at k6ccc.org
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