[amsat-bb] Re: [Moon-net] WX sealed box for Coax Relay

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Mon Apr 26 13:23:02 PDT 2010

Hi Dee, NB2F

The solution that you propose is the best one I have seen to drain water,
umidity and moisture out of a relay or preamplifier box. The wind act as a
pump,simple and effective.


73" de

i8CVS Domenico

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dee" <morsesat at optonline.net>
To: "'WB2LLP'" <wb2llp at optonline.net>; <guenter.koellner at mixed-mode.de>;
"'JAY'" <JAY123 at I-2000.COM>
Cc: <moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net>; "Amsat BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 9:53 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: [Moon-net] WX sealed box for Coax Relay

> I copied the AMSAT-BB with this as sometimes a hint or kink is passed on
> all.
> You can use an old seaman's type of drain hole hint.  If the hole is about
> 1/4" or so, get a piece of string and put a large knot on one end, pass it
> through the hole and add another large knot with about an inch or so
> protruding.  As the wind blows, it knocks the string around and assists
> draining.  I used it in many a situation with tuners and couplers and even
> in satcom domes.  The string acts as a deterrent to things going in and
> clears the hole when the wind blows.
> Hope this helps...
> 73,
> Dee, NB2F
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 3:29 PM
> To: guenter.koellner at mixed-mode.de; JAY
> Cc: moon-net at list-serv.davidv.net
> Subject: Re: [Moon-net] WX sealed box for Coax Relay
> Some way must be found to plug the drain holes in such a way that lets the
> moisture in and out, and keeps the insects out.
> You really do not want to open the box and find a Wasp nest.
> 73 de Gene  WB2LLP
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