Weather-proof box for Ramsey FM 30 broadcasting from a roof top.
Posted on October 24, 2010
I’ve been doing some experimenting and I’m getting nice range (about two city blocks in all directions) by putting my Ramsey FM 30 on the second story of my office building. Obviously, when the winter weather arrives, (I live in the northeast) I will not be able to leave the transmitter out in the weather because it will get ruined. I’ve read that it might be possible to put the transmitter in a plastic PVC weather proof box and get throught the snow and rain that way. Here are my questions: 1. Does anyone think this idea might actually be feasable? 2. If this arrangement would work, would I have to cut a hole in the box to “let the antenna out?” 3. Would the small whip antenna that comes with the Ramsey get ruined if it was out in the weather? 4. Would heat build up in the box hurt the transmitter? 5. If all this works, and I have to cut holes in the box to let the antenna out and the extension cord and little Ramsy AC to DC transformer in, what would be the best way to seal around the holes to keep the snow and rain from seeping into the weather proof box? If anyone could offer any suggestions to help me with my problem, and still keep things legal, I truly would appreciate it. Thanks! Ronking