Re: {Collins} Packaging/crating of radios



What works well is those round swimming pool noodle floats. They can be
wrapped all the way around the radio

On Oct 27, 2017 11:12 AM, "bfetters--- via Collins" <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

> John,
>
>
> You might check the archives since this has been discussed several times.
> That said, here's what I do.
>
>
> Double box -- that is put the radio in a box, and that box inside another
> one.
>
>
> Line the smaller box with Styrofoam about an inch thick.  In other words,
> surround the radio with Styrofoam -- sides, top, and bottom.  Prior to
> putting the radio in the smaller box, I generally wrap it with plastic  --
> I've used the trash bags if large enough.  You can easily put them in a
> trash bag, pull the strings tight and then tape it.  Then on the front
> panel covered by plastic, tape some solid Styrofoam strips that are
> "higher" than the highest knob.  This will cushion the front of the radio
> if it slides in transit and will prevent damage to any knobs, meters,
> switches.
>
>
> Once the "inner box" is packed, then make sure you have at least two
> inches or more between the inner box and the outside box.  I usually use
> heavy bubble wrap as a cushion between the inner box and outer box.
> Whatever you use, make sure the inner box is secure and cannot move around.
>
>
> Tape it up, mark "Fragile" and take to FedEx or UPS and then pray.
>
>
> Buck
> W0LC
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Kenney via Collins <collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: COLLINS <COLLINS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 11:44 am
> Subject: {Collins} Packaging/crating of radios
>
> I am considering selling three large radios (R391, R388, and SP-600).  I
> am sure I will have little trouble selling them, but my immediate concern
> is how to pack and ship.  The R388 is in a sturdy cabinet (not original),
> and the other two are rack-mounted.  Any suggestions or advice?  John***
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