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

Steve Maki lists at oakcom.org
Mon Jul 10 19:32:06 EDT 2017

Of course any coax that has a spiral shield or spiral dielectric (like 
traditional 9913), will *really* take on water, fast. A braided shield 
will wick water surprisingly fast. Corrugated with hollow center 
conductor will pipe water down to the bottom end and both ends will be 

Again, they can all be weatherproofed easily.

-Steve K8LX

On 7/10/2017 19:06 PM, I wrote:

> 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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