[time-nuts] GPS ceramic patch in what plastic housing?

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Mon Sep 6 03:12:56 UTC 2010

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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