> Greetings all...
> I seem to remember someone mentioning the use of Dow Corning's high
> vacuum grease for coax connections. I found the product on the website
> below, but the product information doesn't say anything about it's use
> for RF connections.
Look for either DC-4 or DC-5 Dielectric grease which was designed
specifically for use in weatherproofing connectors. IIRC the original
DC-4 was used to seal the spark plugs on B17s at high altitude.
If you do a search under Dow Corning DC-4 Grease you will find quite a
few suppliers. A little goes a long way. I know AircraftSpruce (
www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/*dc4*.php ) sells a 5.3 Oz tube
for $14.95 .
"The data sheet" says the shelf life is limited to 36 months for an
unopened tube, but it's pretty much indefinite even for an opened tube.
(as long as the cap is put back.) I have some I purchased in the early
90's that's still good.
> It is silicon based and works in extreme temperatures, but I was
> wondering if there's another Dow product under the same name
> specifically made for RF connections? Anyone have experience with this
> Tony -K2MO
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