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  # 2293696 10-Aug-2019 19:15
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As an afterthought, you may want to check the connection as a properly crimped F connector should not let in water even without a rubber boot.

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  # 2293699 10-Aug-2019 19:28
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If it has let water in, it can track down the inside of the cable and ruin it - best to cut a bit off and recrimp.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2293706 10-Aug-2019 19:43
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The typical current practice standard is Sky approved Linear crimp connectors that have integral O rings and if used with flooded dubond RG6 should be sufficient, but if you want to add more water proofing then a suitable applicaiton of PIB tape, ............................. so what did you do?

 

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  # 2293710 10-Aug-2019 20:21
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Thanks. I used a decent linear crimping tool on it some time ago, and wrapped it in self-bonding tape recently. Probably trapped some moisture in there now. It's fine when the weather's good...




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  # 2310749 4-Sep-2019 18:32
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Well I replaced the cable with a 10m length with moulded plugs (https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/custom-satellite-or-uhf-aerial-extension-kit-blue/p/295481), and all was well...

 

Today the rain came in and I can't see Mount Campbell. Signal Strengths all 10, Quality 2-4, all channels blocky and pretty much frozen. No audio.

 

Could it be that water on the antenna improves its performance so that I'm back to too much signal strength ???


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