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Re: [TowerTalk] coax seal

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] coax seal
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 22:28:23 -0800
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Hi Jim et al

The best thing I have found to keep connections clean and clear is good old 
Vaseline.  I have put antennas up and coated the connectors with Vaseline 
and 2 years later, I wiped the stuff off and the connectors look like new. 
I also smeared some onto the connectors where the wires go from the coax to 
the driven elements on my beams and the same thing.  Also, it's real easy to 
get off.  Just wipe it off with a rag.  I learned this trick from a guy who 
worked for the telephone company.

I had one antenna on the roof, not far from my chimney (wood stove) and the 
Vaseline was all black from the soot, but underneath it was still shiny.  73

> 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.


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