[amsat-bb] Re: cleaning coax connectors
domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Fri Jun 22 16:59:43 PDT 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Sanford" <wb4gcs at amsat.org>
To: <microwave at wa1mba.org>; "'Amsat - BBs'" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2007 9:51 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] cleaning coax connectors
> Seeking advice on a cleaning solution for N-connectors which have been
> stored on cable in a barn and show a little verdigris. That is, they
> have been protected from direct rain, but not ambient humidity.
> I considered some TV-tuner and control cleaner I have here, but that
> leaves a libricating residue with unknown effects on dielectric
> behavior, etc.
> Surely somebody's been thru this before!
> Any suggestions?
> (Yes, I'm digging out stuff for the FD satellite station . . ..)
> Thanks & 73,
> wb4gcs at amsat.org
Hi Jim, WB4GCS
>From GORE-TEX microwave test cable
First try compressed air only
Use pure isopropanol with cotton swabs
Clean connector threads
Dry with compressed air
Use any abrasives, chlorinated solvents, or lubricants
Get isopropanol into plastic support beads
Blow into connectors
Tap connectors to remove debris
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