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Radiation Shield parts

Postby Paul-G0HWC » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:47 pm

Hi all,

I would like to make my own Radiation Shield for my fine offset.

something like this
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I can fine many detailed builds but have been unable to find a place
to buy the plastic plates in the UK.

Anyone know where i can get some mail order ?

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Re: Radiation Shield parts

Postby yv1hx » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:37 pm

Dear Paul,

I don't know how are the kitchen stores in the UK, but you can use any plastic dishes with 18 or 20 cm in diameter.

Be aware the deepest part of the dishes have enough diameter to house your existing temp/hum sensors.

Also, I would recommend you to have a look to those threads:

http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7424

My dad made up a model some time ago, this should be lying around in home, If I can find it, I will post some pictures here..
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Re: Radiation Shield parts

Postby yv1hx » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:51 pm

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Re: Radiation Shield parts

Postby Solorize » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi,

I bought mine here: http://isabis-leisure.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=255

and followed the very well written guide by Orion here: http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5023

He also created a PDF document which can be downloaded here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19393276/How%20it%60s%20Made.pdf

Hope this info helps.
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Re: Radiation Shield parts

Postby pete_c » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:53 pm

I purchased one in the picture for around $40 USD on Amazon. It arrived such that it was two sizes once put together. That said I used the smaller/shorter size. The plastic bracket broke after about a year; must have been the sun baking it or similiar.

I also built one using plastic plates (embarrassed to post a picture of it) and it hasn't fallen apart in about 4 years or so.
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Re: Radiation Shield parts

Postby Areco747 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:23 pm

This may be the best Radiation Shield that is manufactured in Argentina, the material is fiberglass high strength and tolerates high temperatures above 30ºC . This material ( fiberglass) resulted better than PVC or plastic on tests we did.
Solar Screen Protection is available also in the version with Cooler and includes automatic timer on and 12V power supply
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