OK, great. It is perfect then for applying first before the tape wrap and be
able to take the connector apart later if need be.
On Jan 17, 2012, at 9:59 AM, Perry wrote:
> I think DC4/5 is Silicon grease, not sealant. It is used to improve
> dielectric performance and as a moisture block and also stops corrosion.
> 73 de Perry - K4PWO
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> From: Bob K6UJ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:13:35
> To: \[TowerTalk\]<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Jim Thomson<email@example.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Sealing coax connectors
> (I took the liberty of using a new subject for my response to this item in
> your posting in the "PL259 insertion loss" thread.)
>> ## and don't forget to use dow corning dc-4/5 on all the connectors,
>> including threads, pins, and center females. The 7-16 is clearly
>> the connector of choice for the bigger coax cables [ it's ur only real
>> choice]. For the smaller cables, like 213-U, and LMR-400, the
>> UHF QUALITY silver/teflon connectors are plenty good enough. Type N for any
>> size cable is a pita. Odd ball connectors like C...and also
>> LC connector's are going out of vogue.
>> Later... Jim VE7RF
> I havent used a silicone sealant in my connectors before but the Dow Corning
> silicone sounds like a good plan. For outside connectors I wrap
> with Scotch 2228 self sealing tape, then wrap with scotch 88 tape, then
> finally brush on Scotch Coat. This has worked well for outside connectors,
> taking the connectors apart later on they are always nice and shiny. I will
> try the Dow Corning silicone before the tape treatment.
> One question though, can the connector be taken apart, cleaned up and reused
> after using the silicone ? I normally wouldn't reuse the connectors
> but if they were new connectors it would be nice to be able to tie into the
> connector again, for instance adding on a longer section of coax.
> (I'm talking about the threaded connection, not taking them apart and
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