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Carrying case for V2 Plus4


Chris 2021/04/28 01:52

Hi,

I am looking for a carrying case for my new V2 Plus4.
I like the case which came with my SAA-2N.
Has anyone found a soure for them?

Regards/vy73
Chris

Lou W7HV 2021/04/28 04:13

Me too.  I was just looking on-line at portable hard drive cases, which looked perfect, except all seemed a tad too small the fit the V2P4, particularly in the dimension that includes the SMAs, and I'd rather keep the male-female adapters on them, which makes it worse. There may be some bigger HD cases I haven't found yet. Hmmmm, maybe an old portable CD player case or something along those lines. What other consumer electronics devices have the right form factor?

John Cunliffe W7ZQ 2021/04/28 05:29

I use one of these and just modified the foam. Make sure you always have the ports terminated in a cheap 50 ohm load or short when carrying it around in a case to avoid damage through static.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362730012266?hash=item547464be6a:g:jgkAAOSwz9BdR9VQ

John

Erich Kaltenbrunner 2021/04/28 14:35

You can spray the inside of your box and your foam with an antistatic paint, this is an expensive spray paint but it lasts for a lot of surface area.


Erich

mchenryproj 2021/04/28 12:55

Look for Plano hand gun cases. Those come in a fairly large variety of sizes.

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Hugo 2021/04/28 13:08

Check for Pellican and Nanuk case.



Hugo

gibsonmb 2021/04/28 06:25

any of the common point an shoot camera bags fit this nicely

Terry Nixon 2021/04/28 10:01

Also check-out Harbor Freight if you have a store near you, or
www.harborfreighttool.com online.
They have molded cases as well.

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 8:36 AM gibsonmb <mike@bromsash.com> wrote:

Dave Cole 2021/04/28 08:27

That URL appears to NOT be Harbor Freight...

73, and thanks,
Dave (NK7Z)
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On 4/28/21 8:01 AM, Terry Nixon wrote:

Terry Nixon 2021/04/28 10:59

Oops. Sorry about that!
Here is the real link:
https://www.harborfreight.com

On Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 10:27 AM Dave Cole <dave@nk7z.net> wrote:

Lou W7HV 2021/04/28 09:56

I got a large Harbor Freight Apache cases for my o-scope on sale for $30.  It's quite nice and almost the equal of a $125 Pelican.  A small is 8-1/8 x 5-5/8 x 3-3/4" ID and only $14. That's a good amount of room for a V2P4 and accessories.  They're strong and secure but do add quite a bit of bulk and weight.  I'm looking for something sleeker.

VNA2 2021/04/28 13:05

I use a hard plastic pistol case.  Inexpensive, protective, and not overly large.

David J Taylor 2021/04/29 08:37

I used this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0192P6994

Cheers,
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Markus 2021/04/29 01:04

get a saa-2n and sell it on ebay.

keep the case.

thats what i did. :-)

Chris 2021/04/30 07:11

HI,

lost of goods suggestions, thank you yery much.
The case with the amazon link loogs good to me.

I am located in germany, so the harbourfreight stuff is not an option.
The pelicases and clones are a bit too bulky for my demands, but I see their utility for rough outdoor use.

Oh, and I dont plan to sell my SAA2N (yet). :-)

73,
Chris

Hector Pascal 2021/04/30 08:14

I'm a little surprised that whoever made the high quality cases for Hugen's V2N, hasn't popped up on Aliex or eB offering just the cases alone for sale.  Adding them probably clinched the sale for a lot of people.  (hint to HCXQS:  optional added value item?)
H-P

Teton Amateur Radio 2021/04/30 09:22

It seems like for just a little more money, which most of us would have
paid, if they would include a case, would probably have prevented a lot
of the shipping damage. It would have made for a win-win for both sides
- the shipper/seller and buyer.

Mick - W7CAT

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> I'm a little surprised that whoever made the high quality cases for
Hugen's V2N, hasn't popped up on Aliex or eB offering just the cases
alone for sale.  Adding them probably clinched the sale for a lot of
people.  (hint to HCXQS:  optional added value item?)
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Lou W7HV 2021/04/30 11:04

Found this at Home Depot while there getting some yard supplies.  Cheap and good size for the VNAV2P4 and some accessories.  Needs anti-static lining/padding of some sort.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-6-in-6-Compartment-Storage-Bin-Small-Parts-Organizer-Clear-and-Black-THD2015-03/301959981

Lou W7HV 2021/04/30 11:05

Probably should point out that all the partitions slip right out.

Carlos Cabezas 2021/05/18 12:06

Just received this one from AliExpress. It's just perfect!
https://a.aliexpress.com/_ugS8Mr

Carlos Cabezas 2021/05/18 12:12

Forgot to specify: it's M size.

Carlos Cabezas 2021/05/18 13:06

PT 2021/05/20 22:16

Nanuk 903 works very well

Lou W7HV 2021/05/22 13:06

Nice cases you guys!   Here's a pic of my $4.25 case from Home Depot. It's lined with some anti-static foam.

PT 2021/05/25 19:23

Well you can't beat that price!

Antistatic foam - I never considered that, hmmm.  Hoping the standard pluck foam in typical cases doesn't generate any...

John Cunliffe W7ZQ 2021/05/26 07:05

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:23 PM, PT wrote:

>
> Antistatic foam - I never considered that, hmmm.  Hoping the standard
> pluck foam in typical cases doesn't generate any...

Get 2 very cheap 50 ohm loads or 2 shorts and make it a point to never store your Nano or if you also have a TinySA without them attached to the inputs.I never store them into any of the cases without that, better safe than sorry.

Lynn Mears 2021/05/26 08:26

Unless it is specifically anti-static foam, it can generate pretty high voltages!

Lynn, WA4FKX

Lou W7HV 2021/05/26 10:11

Yeah.  I don't know how susceptible these are to ESD.  I have heard of them being damaged connecting them to an antenna that had an accumulated charge.  I prefer to exercise care in handling than keep something on the SMAs besides the sacrificial M/F adapters on keep on it and the Open I usually have on #1.   I have made a small improvement in my case in the respect.  I've added a strip of anti static foam connecting the cover foam piece to the bottom section.

Michał Frątczak 2021/05/31 12:07

I printed one for myself. Maybe I should make it a bit bigger. Also I never printed in PETG before so parts are ugly, but it works.
The hinge is for M4x100 bolt, but shorter can be glued at one end.
Now I need to put some foam inside.
If anybody wants I can send STL or SolidWorks files.

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