[TowerTalk] shrink tubing & coax connectors

AD5VJ Bob rtnmi at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 3 00:09:52 EST 2008

 Some heatshrink is cosmetic. 

However the epoxy heatshrink acts as a strain relief. 

Many companies use it for strengthening at the connection point in addition to water proffing. However, the epoxy filler does a
better job of sealing the connection. Also keep in mind that many of the cheap connectors themselves allow moisture in through the
connector body as well.

Bob AD5VJ 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Terry
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 11:21 AM
> Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] shrink tubing & coax connectors
> I don't understand the need to use adhesive heat shrink.  We 
> still have to tape/coax seal or whatever to make the 
> waterproof the connection.  Why are we worrying about the 
> heat shrink?  Isn't the heat shrink just cosmetic?
> 73 de Terry KK6T
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