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Old 4-Nov-2015, 10:14 PM   #54
rickbb
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Originally Posted by Tim View Post
Even with compression connectors I recommend that any connectors outdoors be sealed against moisture intrusion. A gradual ingress of water into the connector will seep into the coaxial shield and be wicked up the cable and will eventually cause signal degradation which can be difficult to diagnose. I use self fusing silicone tape available at your local big box home improvement store to seal my outdoor antenna connections.
I use a spray can of white lithium grease and put a light coating on the connectors. Seems to work well to keep water out and the connectors can be undone easily. WD 40 and the like will dry out quickly, you need a thick grease that will hang around under the sun, wind and rain.
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