[amsat-bb] Re: why not to buy an M2 antenna Sealing Coax
normanlizeth at gmail.com
Tue Dec 10 13:51:41 PST 2013
Actually, the M2 antennas don't need weatherproofing. The polarity
switching cable/ transformers and baluns are made of RG-6 gel filled with
commercial compression connectors. This stuff should be bulletproof.
The polarity switch and front driven element are sealed. There is no way
(and no reason) to weatherproof them.
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 02:21:50PM -0500, Rich/wa4bue wrote:
> > I am not a fan of COAX Seal, it tends to migrate into the connector.
> > In the Hampton Roads area, a NAVY town, we use the old NAVY way:
> > * Light application of high great Silicon
> > * Double sided electrical tape rap
> > * Electrical tape rap
> > * Spray lacquer over
> > * Nylon tie on each end
> > Great seal!
> Ew, LX tape. Yuck. Leaves sticky residue when you try to peel it off,
> loses its sticky and unwraps by itself leaving sticky crap everywhere if
> you don't.
> Get proper rubber self-amagamating tape, and do the job once and do it
> Gordonjcp MM0YEQ (up here at 57°N we get a bit of weather)
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