Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 10:55:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] re; STUF Weather Proofing compound...
> Steve, the theory for using an inert filler is that the space inside
the connector is filled, leaving no room for water. Valid? Who knows?!
Well, yes - that's the theory. And I'm sure it works. But it's not the
only way to waterproof a connection - only the messiest.
### using Dow Corning DC-4 on the pins + threads of coax connector's is NOT
to water proof them.
It's to eliminate the voids between mating surfaces and eliminate microscopic
arcing. One would never even know,
just by looking, if a connector had DC-4 on the inside of it.
## as for sealing the outside of connector's.... have fun when you get to a
SO-239 or similar chassis female connector,
like on the back end of a tube shaped balun... or a mess of close spaced
SO-239's on any remote switch box.
## UHF connector's don't have red O rings, which is 1/2 the problem with
them. Right where the PL-259 hits the
SO-239 and does a 90 deg angle is the other 1/2 of the problem. How do u make
butyl tape or 88 tape or heat shrink
do a 90 deg angle is beyond me. Any suggestions ??
## Broadcast ant's are a whole diffrent ball game, diffrerent connector's [
they use real ones]. U sually they are not
using a 1/2 doz feedlines either, nor stuff like remote switch box's..and a
1/2 doz baluns etc.
Later... Jim VE7RF
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