Topband: Wet Coax...

Ford Peterson
Sat, 14 Apr 2001 18:10:02 -0500

A couple of weeks ago, the snow finally started to disappear and the rains
came.  A field drain was either frozen or plugged and the 160 tower flooded
into a 18" deep swamp.

The feedline for the shunt feed is RG-213.  I used liberal amounts of
tar-like cable dress.

The field drain finally cleared itself and drained the field.  I would guess
that the feedline was submerged for about 3 to 4 days.  No change in SWR is
noted so far.  It that the only indication of a coax failure?  I'm worried
it would have been ruined by the water.


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