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Re: Re: Drake 2880

Do use a weatherproof "F" connector when installing outside.  It has an "O"
ring to seal between it and the jack and sealant under the crimp ring to
protect the coax connection.  Radio Shack has these for $2 for a package of
2.  Coax Seal my also be a good idea!

73  Tom  n0ntx

> I received your failed Drake converter yesterday and got the cover off
> this morning.  I'm sorry to say that it was full of water!  Actually
> "full" is a little extreme but there was standing water inside and the
> insides are corroded beyond any reasonable use.  I do not believe that
> the cover seal was breached.  In fact, the only clean and non-corroded
> metal on the inside of the unit was where the cover made contact with the
> rest of the unit.  The surface and the seal looked good all the way
> around.  The water must have entered through one of the connectors and my
> best guess is that it was the "F" connector

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