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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Using USRP2 outdoors in winter in Boston (lowest

From: Marcus D. Leech
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Using USRP2 outdoors in winter in Boston (lowest operating temperature)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 01:34:49 -0500
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On 12/13/2010 01:16 AM, Steve Mcmahon wrote:
> Hello:
> We will be doing some outdoor data collection with our USRP2 board. We're 
> located in Boston, so these days in December the typical daily maximum 
> temperature is between +20 and +35 degrees Fahrenheit. We would need about 
> 4-6 hours outside to do the data collection. Can we operate the USRP2 boards 
> at these temperatures? What is the lowest operating temperature for the USRP2 
> boards?
> Thanks.
> Steve McMahon
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Commercial-grade electronics parts are usually rated for operation down
to -40C.  What you'll
  have to watch out for is condensation, if you're getting temperatures
hovering around
  the freezing point.

It goes without saying that you'll need to protect the box from the
elements--rain, etc. 

Principal Investigator
Shirleys Bay Radio Astronomy Consortium

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