Ok... Andrew heliax co sez to use silicone on coax connectors... to eliminate
... 'microscopic arcing'.
Ken at Cal-Av sez the same thing. The silicone is to fill the voids..since u
always end up with tiny
air pockets, even with connectors cranked tight.
This is a silly question, but when did silicone start to conduct anything ??
'Conducto-lube' which is grnd up silver powder in grease would probably work
but I would be leery of using conductive grease.. as it can bunch up at the
and cause an arc from base of pin, over to braid/shell.
Conducto lube is made by 'cool-amp' co in Ore.
So what's the real story on silicone on coax connector's ?? If it is ok to
use... is there
a certain type to obtain?? I think there is several different types of
comes in a tube. [ like toothpaste].. and some in spray bombs. Seems to me
in tubes comes in a doz diff formulations... and some of em are NOT good for
use.... like coax connectors.
tnx.......... Jim VE7RF
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