In a message dated 3/20/2006 2:05:42 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
At 01:43 PM 3/20/2006, Steve K4FJ wrote:
>>I am constantly looking for a quick way to protect outdoor SO-239 and
>>PL-259 connectors, individually. I am not asking how to seal a complete
>>connection, but but only a bare SO-239 and a bare PL259 without simply
>>wrapping either with tape, etc. Something that slides over either and
>>stays in place would be great.
> For how long? and does it have to be really UV resistant?
This is the $64 question. What are you really trying to do?
> Plastic bag, secured with a nylon zip tie or wrap of tape?
> Piece of rubber hose?
> Balloon or condom?
What's wrong with tape?!? It's the way millions of connectors are
weatherproofed by professionals and amateurs. You need something that doesn't
merely slide on - that's wide open for water incursion.
As far as the above scenarios, they won't work because water vapor
will get trapped in the sealed bag, etc. and you've just shot yourself in the
Use the danged tape. Scotch 33 or 88 is the industry standard. Use a
box-knife to slice it open if easy access is your goal. Just about anything
else is asking for trouble.
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