Re: 23 cms antenna


Hi Dave
I have build a number of outdoor combiners, but never attempted to seal them "watertight". I'd recommend you drill a ventilation hole - ø3-4 mm - facing downwards and let gravity do the rest (as parajumpers saying goes).
Having designed outdoor electronics and housing for many years, I allways seal to avoid/reduce water ingress (seal the box), then provide for drainage/ventilation (drill a hole), so water entering in spite of all sealing efforts can leave. Rarely have I tried to make real watertight designs - as temperature changes will pump watervapour inside where it can condensate. Once trapped inside the water will only very slowly leave again.
73 Ole OZ2OE

Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 5:20 PM
Subject: [ukmicrowaves] 23 cms antenna


Hi Just returned from the top of my tower 12 metres

Took down my helax for checking as well

All the Tonna F9T  diploles check out  well on an low readng ohmmeter

No sighn of water

I did notice up there elements 21,22, 23, 24 all missing from one of the 4 antennas….Big BURDS

And another had ele 21 missing

So slight mismatch there .

I have sprayed   the combiner to get the water out and will dry it out but I can see nowhere water can get in .

II had protected it especially.

Running out of ideas, I think a replacement combiner is required , I just need a bit more reliability in the antenna


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