Re: Heatshrink

Alan Melia

Hi John I have a fair length of adhesive heatshrink in stock. It came from Rapid a couple of years back and is big enough to fit over an N-type connection. I can send you a bit to try if it would help.

I tend to use adhesive tape and self-amalgamating tape as was demo'd to me by some professional riggers when the company I was with ran a few common base PMR (repeater) stations on TV sites.

Either way the glue adhesion to the jacket is vital to stop moisture creeping into the connection.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Lemay" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2021 7:37 PM
Subject: [UKMicrowaves] Heatshrink

I've spent part of today tidying up cables and repositioning masthead boxes
on 23, 13 and 9cms. While doing this it became clear that I could make a
better job of it by changing an angle N type to a straight one.

When I stripped back the glued heatshrink I discovered that it had not
adhered to the cable (LDF4-50) at all, and it wasn't much better on the plug
body. It wasn't an eBay cheapo buy, but it wasn't from Andrews/Commscope

Any recommendations for decent quality sticky heatshrink please ?


John G4ZTR

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