It bothers me that 9913 coax gets a bum rap in the amateur radio
field. I personally have used a 130' run for over 15 years to feed
one tower and to date, there is no moisture in the cable. The key to
use is proper waterproofing which is in the realm of all amateur's
capabilities. The same holds true of Davis's Buryflex which has a
foam dielectric. (Or any other coax for that matter.) You need to
properly weather seal the connection to make sure water stays where
it belongs, outside the coax.
FWIW, I have never had a customer either complain or return a 9913
order for or due to water ingress.
Any combination of tape, liquid tape, self vulcanizing tape, duct
seal, coax seal or Scotch-kote, to name a few products, will ensure
water stays out of your coax.
73, Craig Clark, K1QX
RADIOWARE AND RADIO BOOKSTORE
PO BOX 209
RINDGE NH 03461
603 899 6957
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