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    Default The rain.

    Why can't any manufacturer make a piece of equiptment that is waterproof?

    Now I use a Rycom which is pretty much the most waterproof piece of equiptment that I've had but it still has it's limitations. Today it got too wet and the speaker on the reciever doesn't work and the transmitter always has continuity even when unhooked.

    Are there any pieces of equiptment out there that are totally waterproof?

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    Default Re: The rain.

    I haven't found one yet.......the pipehorn is the best tool in the rain. It seems to be pretty bulletproof even in hard rain.
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    Default Re: The rain.

    Hell, I go home if it's raining too hard to use my vintage 400. I'm not taking a chance on getting her wet.
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    Default Re: The rain.

    I used my RD4000 in solid downpours without too much effect on her. You had to make sure the transmitter was covered but the reciever just kept trucking. Just had to turn on the backlight.

    Now the Rycom I had for backup? Nah. Too cold, too wet, too hot, etc...the POS cratered every time.
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    Default Re: The rain.

    The rd4000 and metrotech 9890 receivers seemed to be ok in the rain. I think most transmitters have issues.
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    Default Re: The rain.

    my subsite has to have a clear bag over it while in the rain.......if it gets wet have to dry it overnight......
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    Default Re: The rain.

    The Pipehorn is easily the best piece of gear for a rainy day locate I've ever seen. It would probably still work after a nuclear blast..

    The 4000 receiver is pretty damn good to in the rain too, as some others have already pointed out. The transmitter is the weak link in the chain though. Terrible design, most of the ones I've used here in IL short out constantly because the top and bottom halves don't seem to fit together well anymore after a few months in the field. We're constantly breaking 'em down and cleaning the contacts, and sockets etc.

    And they are beyond lame in the cold. If it's below zero they are virtually worthless.....

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    Default Re: The rain.

    Shovelhead: A nuclear blast may void the 3 year warranty...

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