[TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?

K7LXC at aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Thu Aug 10 15:29:26 EDT 2006

In a message dated 8/10/2006 11:03:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
towertalk-request at contesting.com writes:

>  I also use Scotch 88, but usually coat it with Scotchcote,  which 
supposedly forms such a vapor and water barrier that you could lay  the 
cable and connector underwater and not have water  penetration.
    Well, that's what it's designed for and it works  great for buried 
applications. Unfortunately it's very poor in UV (outdoor)  environments and dries 
up and flakes off after a year or two. The same with  Liquid Electrical Tape. 
    Professional installers sometimes use clear  acrylic spray paint as the 
fourth and final layer on an outdoor coax  connector. The first 3 layers are 
tape, vapor wrap and another layer of tape.  

Steve      K7LXC
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