Super33 or Super88 - Mastic - Super33 or Super88 

This is how it should be done - this is how carriers do it, this is how
old time ham operators do it.... Period ! 

Try to re-invent the wheel is asking for trouble.... 

Tape from the bottom to the top to form "shingles"

JohnnyO

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Tom DeReggi
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 11:23 AM
To: WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Moisture Ingress

I'm going to have to argue with you guys....

The purpose of the Mastic tape is that it creates a bond that fills the 
nooks and cranties of the item that you are waterproofing. So that if
the 
Super88 leaks, it can't get to the connector.
The two biggest places water gets into the connection is the two ends
where 
the taping ends, NOT just condensing through the material. If you use
Super 
88 on the inside layer, you are creating a CONDUIT for moisture to pass 
through, IF water enters in through one of the two ends (far edges of 
taping). It is VERY difficult to get a complete seal where the tape
toughes 
the Antenna and the end of the connector, reason being the antenna
surface 
is perpendicular to the connector you are wrapping.  Doing it the way
you 
are suggesting is definately easy to remove the tape, but it leaves the 
connector vulnerable to a poor seal at the edges, if that occurs.  I'd
argue 
that doing it that way, is taking away the benefit of why you use Mastic

tape in the first place. Super88 is meant primarilly just for UV
resilient.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband

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