[amsat-bb] Waterproof mast mounted preamp enclosure?

Mike Diehl diehl.mike.a at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 18:54:51 UTC 2017

If you want the best quality, look for a standard NEMA-4 electrical enclosure. They are metal with a sealed door and screw latches. They also typically have a metal backplane (sometimes as an option) that can be removed for easy mounting of components with no need to drill into the actual enclosure. They are rated to provide protection from ingress of dust, water, and sleet as well as accumulation of ice. Since it's metal you can also ground it. 

If you want to get really fancy you can go NEMA-4X which adds additional corrosion protection. They're made of stainless steel and will outlast pretty much anything you put inside it. 

A google search will turn up many sources. 


Mike Diehl

> On Sep 28, 2017, at 07:11, hdskullfire2 . <hdskullfire2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking to move my two mast mounted preamps into an enclosure. Who knows of
> a good mast mounted waterproof enclosure that will handle 2 Advanced Recv'r
> 160 Watt Mast Mounted Amateur Preamp's inside? The preamps are 5" wide and
> 2-1/2 deep. I could stack them on top of each other or side by side. Let me
> know if the suggested enclosure will have the hardware to mount to the mast.
> Provide me with links to the items.
> Thanks.
> Steve NS3L
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