For a rafting trip down Cataract Canyon of the Colorado I was looking for a
water resistant case for the KX2. Walmart came through with an "Outdoor
Products, Watertight Case-Small, model 185OP". The case is an almost
perfect fit for the KX2 with just enough room for the paddles, earbuds, and
power cable. Under $6.
If you seal it well, a "zip-lock" bag will protect the radio from water
damage. If you want it to also protect from impact damage too, go all
the way and get a pelican case.
Wild elephants could trample over a pelican case and it would suffer no
harm. That may be an exaggeration, but they are very sturdy.
Which begs a question I've pondered for awhile now ... "Why are they
called 'Pelican' and not 'Elephant' cases?" Pelicans are fairly sturdy
in the temperature department, but not so much if predators are around.
Armadillo's don't survive vehicular traffic well so that might not be
any better than a Pelican, however Tortoises are moderately sturdy ...
and last a LONG time. Cockroach Case might be the mother of all names
for sturdy cases.
Just musings while listening to 6 meters on an 80-10 End-Fed wire strung
on the fence. So far, I've heard DM09. Apparently, notwithstanding the
fact that my K3/KAT3 will match it to 1.1:1 on 6, there are other
parameters that matter too.
Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
Sparks NV DM09dn
On 6/10/17 4:25 PM, Don Wilhelm wrote:
> If you seal it well, a "zip-lock" bag will protect the radio from
> water damage. If you want it to also protect from impact damage too,
> go all the way and get a pelican case.
> Wild elephants could trample over a pelican case and it would suffer
> no harm. That may be an exaggeration, but they are very sturdy.
> Don W3FPR
It depends on your needs. This $6 watertight case seems to fit for me. I will put this into my small Kelty sling bag (now they call it a tactical sling) and have plenty more space for extras, and carry hands free on my back. The big Pelican case is way too big and overkill in this scenario.
I have used Pelican cases for many years for carrying equipment
in caves. Since this sometimes involves swimming, you need a
waterproof case. The Pelicans have worked very well.
I have also used Otter boxes. I have one made out of transparent
plastic to hold a photographic strobe with an optical slave to
trigger it from a camera flash. It has been swimming and also
held under water to light up pools. It also has been very
reliable about keeping the contents dry.
I would recommend both Pelican and Otter waterproof cases for
those looking for water protection and protection against being
dragged through mud, banged on rocks and other misuse.
73 Bill AE6JV
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