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Re: [TowerTalk] coax seal

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] coax seal
From: Jim Jarvis <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 21:03:12 -0500
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This stuff is insidious.  There is no evidence that
it results in a superior wx seal to two layers of 
scotch 33 by themselves.  At least, none that I've seen,
and no empirical evidence in its favor.

In fact, I had ONE connector which was wet internally, when
I finally peeled off the tape and coax seal, to get at it.
No idea where the moisture came from, but it was there.

What I do now is use scotch 33, wrap it tightly in one direction,
with 50% overlap.  Then, I break it, and wrap it again, with
the warp in the opposite direction.  These connections have 
lasted longer than the antennas to which they're connected,
with no wx problems.  The tape must be warm enough that it
stretches a bit, and becomes conformal.  



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