Interesting observation about the long-term effectiveness of the tape!
73, Bob - W3YY
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From: "Tom McAlee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 1:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?
> According to the SteppIR manual:
> "In the event you require more silicone wrap, Home Depot carries Model
> HTP-1010 Gardner Bender Silicone Rubber Fusion Tape in their electrical
> department, UPC code: 032076560102; Radio Shack and Wal-Mart are
> retailers fro the brand we buy, Tommy Tape. You can also purchase extra
> from us, at $7 per 20 foot roll".
> By the way, I was less impressed with the tape when I peeled it off 18
> months later than I was when I first put it on. It seemed like a nice
> sealer when I put it on. After baking in the sun during that time, it
> seemed to lack the tightness and adherence that it had originally.
> I had started using it all over the place. After seeing it 18 months
> I am now back to Plasti-Dip or Coax Seal (placed on top of electrical tape
> to make it easier to remove).
> Tom, NI1N
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> From: "Keith Dutson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 5:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?
>> This reminded me of another option. Lately I have been using one layer
>> 88 and another layer of rubber fusion tape. This is the tape used to
>> the fiberglass joints on a SteppIR Yagi. I purchased my tape off the
>> Internet. So far it has been holding up quite nicely.
>> 73, Keith NM5G
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>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of JC Smith
>> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:18 PM
>> To: K7LXC@aol.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; WW5L@gte.net
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?
>> You could use Scotch 88 then Scotchcote then another layer of 88. I did
>> that to "repair" (more like "replace"... they were really shot) the
>> trap caps on an old HyGain tribander and it's still good after 10+ years.
>> However, for removable connection covers I would prefer 88 followed by
>> Scotch 23 (rubber splicing tape) and then another 88.
>> 73 - JC, K0HPS
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