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[aprssig] D700 in cold weather

Tate KC7ZRU kc7zru at arrl.net
Sun Nov 7 00:21:25 UTC 2004


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Chuck Gooden wrote:

| Now that it's about to get cold here in Northern Illinois, do I need to
| take the control head of my THD-700 out of my vechicle when I'm
| not using it.  What are the dangers of just jeaving it in the vechicle
| in below zero weather?
|
|

I'd have to say that Wyoming here gets at least as cold, if not colder
than Northern Il (elevation ya know). I've never removed any of my
radios from any vehicle parked outside during any season. Sometimes upto
weeks at a time before those vehicles are started again and warmed up.

These'd include Kenwood TM-V7As, Radio Shack HTX-242s, Several different
Uniden Scanners, a Toshiba B&W LCD laptop, a couple color LCD laptops of
various makes, etc, etc, etc...

Only thing you may notice, when the displays are cold: contrast goes
down, they're slower to react to voltage changes - your rapidly scanning
numbers may simply appear as either blank or '8'.

Longterm damage? I ain't seen none after almost 10 years, yet....

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