Antenna Analyzer Box

Ham Radio, Laser Cutting

Now that I have both a VHF/UHF and now a HF antenna analyzer, I figured it would be a worthy investment to get a decent Harbor Freight “Pelican Case” for them. However, I couldn’t stop there. Figured I’d have some fun with the laser making some labels for the box. I also laser’ed my name and contact info in the paint of the actual analyzers as well.

The material I used was simply some blank badge cards. When burnt, the laser’ed areas turn a nice golden color. Don’t use much power though.

Note: Noticed these labels are made of PVC. PVC isn’t something you would typically want to laser. It off gasses corrosive acids and poison. I’ll switch to another material in the future.

Top view.
Side view.
Side view.
An overall shot.
The blanks I used.
K40 Whisperer settings. I cut at 5 mV and engraved at around 2 mV.
The AutoCAD design file. Red is the cutout, blue the vector engrave.

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