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Technical Tips from Mark W. Persons
Gate Lock Cover

Here is a protective rubber covering for a lock on a fence entrance to a transmitter site.  The cover keeps water from getting into the lock and ice from forming in the lock during Minnesota winters.  Only one hose clamp is needed to secure one end of the cover, which is really an inner tube from a motorcycle tire.  Inner tubes are getting more difficult to find.  This one came for free from a local tire shop.  What makes this even better is the natural curve of the rubber so it protects the lock well.

When the cover is pulled back, it exposes the lock.  The white substance on the rubber is talcum powder, which came with the inner tube.  Note snow on the ground in October. 


The stories go on and on.  Stop in again sometime.  I'll leave the soldering iron on for you. 
Mark W. Persons   ham W0MH      

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