In a message dated 97-03-24 00:33:14 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org (Terry Dunlap)
> >> With all due respect, it sounds like you would need about an hour to get
> >> thing apart.
> > Au contraire; it only takes a couple of seconds with your
> >razor knife to slice it open and reveal 'like new' hardware.
> I think I agree with Ed. You're installing a "quick connect" and then
> destroying the "quick"
You lost me. What 'quick connect' do you mean and how did I destroy
My post described the correct method to weatherproof an electrical joint
(coax, rotator, etc.). A typical ham scenario is when using a 'barrel'
(double female) between two PL259s. You still need to follow the method I
described in order to have a reliable, long lasting joint.
The tape-butyl rubber-tape method I described only takes a couple of
seconds to open with a razor knife. That's not 'quick' enough?
That's the way that professionals do it. Feel free to use any amateur
methods you feel are appropriate.
73, Steve K7LXC
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