> Hi Gents,
> I have some RG-6 with a double AL foil shield with
> a braid in between. It's a "stiff" cable with a heavy
> plastic outer covering. I pealed back the layers and
> I feel a somewhat sticky stuff in there....not as sticky
> as I would think it would be if the cable was the so-called
> "flooded" type. But, then I don't know for sure.
> So, would someone describe the "flooded" cable in
> more detail?
> Charlie, N0TT
I am sure that the cable that you have is what is called "flooded cable".
It is just kind of sticky, not a liquid. It is just sticky enough to cause
the braid and foil to
get stuck on everything when stripping it back for a connector. The sticky
goo is to prevent
water from getting in if the cable is nicked
Use good crimp weather-proof "F" connectors and get a good crimp tool You
can get a good hex crimp tool
from Radio S for a little over 20 dollars. Also one can find really good
weather-proof "F" connectors
on eBay at a very low cost.
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