> Hi Steve
> Don't you have to be careful with the tape?? I have heard (or read) that
> you don't want to pull the tape to break it after taping the coax.
> it too hard can damage the dielectric. 73
You'd need to have a very fragile coax for that to happen. The idea behing
not pulling the tape to break it is that end tends to come loose after a
while which gives the tape a start to come off. I go three to 4 wraps and
... Pull. I've had no problems with that approach. OTOH I have had a few
ends come loose over the years and look a little unsightly, but they still
I suppose pulling the tape tight over a sharp edge, or bump could cause a
problem, but other than that I see none.
> Tom W7WHY
>>Way too redundant for me. A run of cable should be well hung
>> (pun intended) at the top; e.g. hoseclamp, Kellum grip, a couple of
>> industrial strength tie wraps, etc.
>> After that tape is fine, leapfrog tape and tie wraps.
>> that's good for a hundred-footer.
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