[TowerTalk] Coax choice for crank-up - looking for TT experience/recommendations

Steve Maki lists at oakcom.org
Mon Jul 10 19:06:44 EDT 2017

On 7/10/2017 17:40 PM, David Aslin G3WGN wrote:

> Thanks for the input Mike.
> My experience with FSJ4-50B is not positive.  I’ve nicknamed it the ‘firehose’ as a result of its ability to take on water and have > it track down the coax.

Almost any coax will take "take on" water to some extent if you give it 
a chance. The only exception that I've found is smooth wall hardline, 
where the closed cell dielectric is *bonded* to both the smooth shield 
and the smooth center conductor.

Any other style, be it corrugated hardline, braided coax, semi air line, 
whatever, will be ruined if you don't weatherproof the connectorized ends.

Apparently there are some folks who don't believe it's possible to 
weatherproof connectors. That is a totally false belief.

-Steve K8LX

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