Yes...use one of the new HD - adhesive Shrink-Tubing...cut the shrink
tubing long, when you heat and shrink, clip the overhang and let it
cool.... I use this to seal coax connectors etc....have two test
pieces one on the end of a piece of aluminum antenna tubing; the
other a PL259/barrel coax joint...they have been under water for
since Thanksgiving 07, I opened them last week and they never leaked....
This new HD stuff is great...
At 06:23 PM 3/18/2008, Jeff Carter wrote:
>I am in the process of rebuilding some R7 traps, and the little end
>caps are shot. I thought about plasti-dip for the ends but I don't
>know how it hold up for UV and prolonged outdoor exposure.
>What is the group's preference for sealing an aluminum tube which will
>be exposed to the weather? I don't think Cushcraft sells anything for
>the R7 anymore and I'd rather have something better than these little
>caps, anyway, something more durable.
>Some of you build antennas from scratch, so other than crimping the
>ends there's got to be a good solution for sealing them.
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