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Re: Topband: PE coated RG6

Subject: Re: Topband: PE coated RG6
From: Grant Saviers <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:29:20 -0800
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Just completed cables for an active receive 4 square with Commscope PE jacketed flooded RG6 (660-BEF), 1000' on ebay for $35. I used the "weathertight" compression fittings and a Radio Shack stepped prep cutter. RS has the tools cheap. Extra care is needed to remove the braid shards since the flooding goop causes them to stick to everything. It is also a challenge to push the cable far enough into the connector, next time I'll try the heat gun idea. I found trimming the braid away with a flush cutting wire snipper was helpful, but still have pretty sore hands.

Grant KZ1W

On 12/14/2012 9:20 AM, Rick Karlquist wrote:
Craig Clark wrote:
Anyone have any success installing compression F connectors on
coated RG6?

I am having no luck with either double or quad shield compression or older
crimp F connectors.
Craig Clark K1QX
An old trick that works with hoses on barb connectors is to
heat up the hose by dunking it in a jar of hot (near boiling)
water.  Works every time.  I'm thinking that one quick dunk
in water won't hurt the RG6 if you dry it out afterwards with
a heat gun.  You could also try heating the coax with the heat
gun instead of using hot water.

If you try this, let us know how it works.  BTW, where do you
buy PE jacketed RG6; I'm looking for some for my satellite TV

Rick N6RK

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