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Old 12-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #1
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UHF radio cover

Does anyone know where I can buy a waterproof/dust proof cover for a handheld uhf radio?
Just an extra layer of protection for a splash proof radio :)
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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I just use a snaplock sandwich bag and a rubber band. Just cause I'm a cheap bastard.
What about a condom? anyone single use only
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #3
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Try a wetsuit type stubby holder
pop a hole in for the aerial, and when you get to camp you can use it for its intended purpose too
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:38 AM   #4
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Something like this?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/GME-CC51-...3#ht_662wt_922
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:20 PM   #5
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The camping shops have waterproof plastic covers for phones for about $20. Kathmandu. It might not fit the aerial.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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I use a neoprene camera bag that attaches to my jacket belt. It has flap that closes over the top with a velcro closure. the aerial fits out the side of the flap. I use a rubber band from an inner tube to secure the flap in case the velcro gets clogged and lets go. it works OK and is splash proof.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Hmmmmm....... Hadn't thought of neoprene.........
Thought of the ziplock bag but was hoing for somthing elegant.
The radio I have is IPX5 splash proof which says something about ok with 2 x 6mm jets of water.
I'm thinking of using one of the Ram universal finger mounts to get it on the handlebars, maybe then I can just bag right over the whole thing. Get the electric sandwich bag sealer out
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #8
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Thumbs down condensation

I thought about a handlebar mount but then you have to disconnect too many cords when you get off for gates etc. PIA.

My way you have it all on your body and no need to disconnect PTT& radio leads.If it gets really wet you can zip lock it for a while.

Sealed permanently would lead to condensation I suspect, and eventual failure. Maybe???
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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Your radio may be splash proof, but all bets are off once you plug anything in to it..... We have small Icoms and one failed in the rain. Icom came to the party whan I suggested the manual didn't actually mention the plugging in bit, but we just use plastic bags now - not too pretty but effective
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:33 AM   #10
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[QUOTE=XRman;20235471

Sealed permanently would lead to condensation I suspect, and eventual failure. Maybe???[/QUOTE]

Spot on, NEVER try seal anything fully, if the box/bag/enclosure is rated as waterproof (IP67, JIS7) drill a small (2mm max) hole or 2 in the lowest point/s to allow water out. YEARS of experience talking
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hrspwr Hero View Post
. Get the electric sandwich bag sealer out
sandwich bag sealer? luxury!

I made a cover with some heavier clear plastic bag stuff, heated a steel bar up with the gas torch to weld it together. Worked good until the rubber band holding it on broke & it blew off, will make a mk2 as I'm about to re-fit the comms system.

It looked a bit manky but I consider that a good thing - a dust covered bit of rubbish is less likely to get nicked than a shiny gadget.

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