Radio Rack Mount Construction

Our radio racks are manufactured using state-of-the-art CAD drawings, which results in precision machined panels.

EIA Standards

All of our rack mounts are standard EIA 19-inch relay rack size unless specially requested - for example the telephone industry uses 23-inch wide racks as needed. One customer ordered 36-inch wide panels for a special project, and we have no problem in fulfilling those special orders. Rack panel height is usually specified in "rack units", one unit equals 1 ¾ inches in height. You will see a large percentage of our rack panels are 2U, meaning they are 3 ½ inches high. Some larger radios, like the Icom 756 and 746, are 4U or 7 inches (17.78 cm) high.

  • 2U = 3.5 inches (8.89 cm)
  • 3U = 5.25 inches (13.34 cm)
  • 4U = 7 inches (17.78 cm)

Since we make 2U, 3U and 4U products we can cover over 90% of all radios made today but if your radio is larger contact us to discuss how we can make it the way YOU need it.

Front panels

Front panels are made from .125 (⅛") aluminum and painted or powder coated to a hard-baked finish. The standard color is semi-gloss black, which is complimentary to most radios. The one color exception is the Collins rack mount kits, which is Collins Gray.

Trays

Trays, also known as shelves, for the RM7000 and RM7100 rack mounts are made of .090" aluminum. The RM75, RM746, RM756 and Collins trays are made of 0625" Paintlok ® steel and will support up to 75 pounds (34.02 kg).

Speakers

The speakers we use have a 3" Mylar ® cone that won’t distort in humid weather or high heat environments. These speakers will handle 5-Watt continuous or 8-Watt peak power, and normally come with a 6’ cord terminated with a standard 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) two-contact plug that matches 90% of all radios. We have sold hundreds of these speakers and have never had one reported failure. And we can change the speaker plug if you need it.

NovexComm Newsletter

FIFTY WAYS USING HAM RADIO TO BEAT THE VIRUS

With apologies to Simon and Garfunkel, 50 Ways Song parody by Bob Burchett

Social-distancing via ham radio is the best medicine; just remember this little ditty:
The problem is all inside my head; yes, I know;
My wife this morning said to me
The answer's easy if you stop wondering Joe
I'd like to help you fellow hams....but then you know:
There must be fifty ways to beat the virus....Fifty ways to beat this virus....

Stay back in the shack, Jack
Don't need to be coy, Roy, just listen to me
Hop off the bus, Gus, there's fungus among USSS!
Don't hoard the TP Lee, to keep virus free.

You are already used to DX all alone
And you may have L-O-T-L everyone
So when you burn the midnight oil in there
DXCC is still elusive; work some more.

Don't visit your gran; Stan
Wipe down every toy Roy, just listen to me
Just use that Purell; Mel
Keep pounding the key Lee; heed the CDC. Keep virus free.

This Cycle 25 is not going so well
And FT8 may be the way
I'm trying PSK and other crazy codes
The Gray Line moves much faster than I can today

So work 40 meters Peter
Rag chew on FM; Tim
This isn't spring break Jake
Call CQ all day

Wear a mask on the bus Gus...don't need to discuss muuuuuch
Stop touching your face Grace
You need PPE...
Hide out in the shack, Mack. Stay home if you're sick, Dick
Have wipes in your purse, nurse and stay virus free.

Sneeze into your sleeve, Steve
Keep back 2 Meters, Jeeter
Just follow the rules, Jules to keep virus free.
Keep soap in your hand Fran and keep virus free!

WB6SLC W6JK WA6ILQ KD8PIQ K6SLC

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Rack Mount Your Radios

NovexComm provides low-cost, professional rack mounts for many popular radios, giving operators a source for off-the-shelf, low cost radio rack mount kits.

Why Rack Mount Radios?

Here are just a few reasons given by some of the operators we have heard from
  • Gives my radio room a professional look.
  • Saves space so I can buy more radios and have a place to keep them.
  • Makes it easier to access and use my equipment all in one place.
  • Keeps my gear protected from bumps and scratches.
  • If someone breaks into my house, then they will have a difficult time getting my radios.
  • I finally have all those ugly wires out of sight, looks great.
  • My wife likes the way my shack looks; she even shows her friends my room.

Testimonial

WA5RAY Testimonial:
Thanks Novexcomm for your great products. I was trying to rack mount my radio equipment into my console racks and was failing miserably. Luckily, I ran across your ad and have since successfully rack mounted several units very easily. The chassis design of your system for the larger rigs moves the weight of the actual radio equipment from the front panel and transfers it to the rack through your integrated chassis shelf. This greatly helps installing, removing and working on the gear. It also reduces the rattles that come from the stresses from the weight of the gear that is supported entirely from the single panel itself. Very COOL indeed! Thanks again for being there for a guy in need.
Ray, WA5RAY

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