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Tytera TYT TH-8600 Waterproof?

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kb7cfl

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I am looking for a radio that I can install on my Harley and have it weatherproof. I picked up the TYT TH-8600 because of it’s claim of IP67 rating. I took the top off the radio to look around a bit and noticed it doesn’t have any sort of gasket. Just metal on metal. Has anyone else opened it up to see if they have a rubberized gasket for the waterproofing? Seems like an oversight. I have made a make-shift one out of PLA 3D printing filament for now.
 

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<snip> I picked up the TYT TH-8600 because of it’s claim of IP67 rating. <snip>
Firstly, welcome to Radio Reference!

Secondly, IP67 does not mean driving downpour of rain or high pressure water jet when washing down the bike. I couldn't find a good resource for the rating but here is the Wikipedia version which should be close:


Take a look at IP67 versus IP68 or IP69K. Without a gasket, it might meet the IP67 test.

73, Dave K4EET
 

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I was also wondering if perhaps mine just didn’t have a gasket. Anyone else pop their top and have one?
 
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