[TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?

W3YY w3yy at cox.net
Thu Aug 10 18:57:08 EDT 2006

Keith -

Where did you get the fusion tape (like on the SteppIR).  When I put my 
SteppIR together I was really impressed with the fusion tape, but can't find 
a good supplier that sells it in a reasonable length, i.e., longer than 6ft 
(Radio Shack) or less than huge amounts required as a minimum order by many 
other suppliers.

73, Bob - W3YY

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Keith Dutson" <kdutson at sbcglobal.net>
To: "TowerTalk" <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?

> This reminded me of another option.  Lately I have been using one layer of
> 88 and another layer of rubber fusion tape.  This is the tape used to seal
> the fiberglass joints on a SteppIR Yagi.  I purchased my tape off the
> Internet.  So far it has been holding up quite nicely.
> 73, Keith NM5G
> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of JC Smith
> Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2006 3:18 PM
> To: K7LXC at aol.com; towertalk at contesting.com; WW5L at gte.net
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rotor connector waterproofing?
> You could use Scotch 88 then Scotchcote then another layer of 88.  I did
> that to "repair" (more like "replace"... they were really shot) the 
> plastic
> trap caps on an old HyGain tribander and it's still good after 10+ years.
> However, for removable connection covers I would prefer 88 followed by
> Scotch 23 (rubber splicing tape) and then another 88.
> 73 - JC, K0HPS
> [snip]
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