|[AMRadio] Equipment storage|
manualman at juno.com
manualman at juno.com
Fri Mar 27 12:47:05 EDT 2015
I realized years ago when I put some of my good equipment in storage with
vacuum bags and/or sealed boxes, that 99% of it I never had the desire or
interest to use it again. Good stuff, but had no room or interest to
bring it back into the operating area, so I sold it all over time. At
least someone else had the chance to play with them. No regrets. Plus, it
helped to clear out a lot of clutter and put some cash in my hand to buy
On Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:14:49 -0500 GRANT YOUNGMAN <nq5t at tx.rr.com>
> JIm ..
> Thanks for the tip. Ill have to look at that. Im facing
> having to put a GC300 and a large number of too-nice-to-ruin vintage
> receivers in temporary storage while we get ready to relocate cross
> country. The thought of just piling those things even temporarily
> in a POD or something is out of the question. Even sealed against
> moisture Im concerned about the effects of heat in non-climate
> controlled storage.
> Dont know what Im going to do yet. Probably end up having to
> pay the price of having each piece separately packed or crated and
> then find a climate controlled storage facility somewhere. Wife
> says I should just sell it. I dont consider that a viable option
> Grant NQ5T
> > From: Jim Wilhite <w5jo at brightok.net>
> > To: AM Radio List <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> > Sent: Friday, March 27, 2015 8:00 AM
> > Subject: [AMRadio] Equipment storage
> > I have a bit too much equipment to keep it all in my shack and do
> not have a controlled climate building to store it in, rather I have
> a utility building that doubles as my garage. I have a couple of
> receivers in the building and detest they are subject to the weather
> changes in that building so I decided to find a better way.
> > I settled on the Space Bag made by Ziplock. They make a
> Jumbo size and it fit my NC 183D with space to spare. After
> applying the vacuum cleaner to the valve it sucked the air out of
> the bag. That will give the equipment some protection against the
> elements of moisture and dust. Since the equipment was designed by
> people who expected heat and cold the receiver should remain in good
> condition until I decide to take it out, at least it will be as
> clean as it was when I put it in. Removing the moisture should
> reduce, if not eliminate, corrosion that can occur when metal is
> exposed to moisture in the air and temperature changes.
> > I am sure the valve will leak some, but I can always evacuate it
> again. You can buy a cheaper version sold by Wal-Mart, but it
> doesnt have the spacer under the valve to keep it from sealing
> off against flat surfaces. In that case put something under the
> valve such as a piece of filter from an air handler filter to keep
> the valve supported off the top of the case so the valve does not
> lay on a flat surface and seal off before removing as much air as
> possible. The bag I bought is large enough to easily handle a DX
> 100 or Globe Champion 300. For me, perfect for long term storage.
> I used my shop vac to suck the air out and it worked, however, the
> valve is designed for the same size tubing that is on your house
> vacuum cleaner. either will work but I imagine the home vacuum will
> be easier to use and may be better.
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