[TowerTalk] Weatherproofing unused coax

Roger (K8RI) K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Thu Nov 11 20:04:32 PST 2010

On 11/11/2010 4:36 PM, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 11/11/2010 12:25 PM, Alfred Frugoli wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have 4 runs of coax for my 2 element 80M phased array that must be left
>> disconnected except for when the antenna is in use (due to the fact that the
>> center of the array where the phasing box must sit is in the middle of my
>> driveway).  What's the best way to temporarily waterproof these open and
>> unused coax connectors?  I'm hoping for a solution that's fairly easy to
>> do/undo so the array can be connected fairly quickly.
> The easiest way may just be to use N connectors, which are
They don't work very well once dirt (even a few grains of sand) gets in 
them  and if you live in an area that gets below freezing even a little 
condensation can temporarily render them ...inconvenient.


Roger (k*RI)
> waterproof.

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