[time-nuts] GPS ceramic patch in what plastic housing?
wb6bnq at cox.net
Mon Sep 6 03:45:44 UTC 2010
Good point Chuck,
Finding jars these days that are made out of glass is becoming a thing of the past. So
many things are going plastic.
Chuck Harris wrote:
> Why go to that much trouble. An old pickle jar would probably do just as well.
> -Chuck Harris
> WB6BNQ wrote:
> > Hi Peter,
> > While you did not say, I am going to guess you are considering making a weather
> > proof (or nearly so) housing for your ceramic patch antenna. I have used the
> > little patch antennas with the magnetic base from Motorola for the top of my
> > car. They seem to last quite long as the one I have has been out in the elements
> > (San Diego, CA) for around 9 or ten years. Yes, its plastic housing is showing
> > some discoloration from the UV rays, but no operational issues.
> > However, for a housing, may I suggest a small PYREX glass mixing bowl. It is a
> > little heavy but very sturdy and some have an edge that could be used to hold it
> > in place by fitting a collar around it made out of wood that would get clamped to
> > the base which could be made out of wood. The wood would have to be varnished
> > with a good Urethane.
> > Anyway, my two cents;
> > Bill....WB6BNQ
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