[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem

Mark Spencer mspencer12345 at yahoo.ca
Mon Mar 2 18:18:22 UTC 2009

In my experience high quality electrical tape (ie. 3m Scotch brand tape) will also work okay for securing cables to masts if you cut the tape to length as opposed to stretching it to break it.

High quality UV resistant cable ties are probably a better choice though but be carefull not to over tighten the cable ties.

----- Original Message ----
From: Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2009 10:04:09 AM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem

Steve Rooke skrev:
> 2009/3/2 Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>:
>> Steve Rooke skrev:
>>> Gaffa tape the cable to the supporting pipe with a small drip loop
>>> into the connector.
>> No. The glue of Gaffa tape ages. Also, it is not very nice to the cable.
> Buy decent gaffa tape, not the duct tape variant :)

Even with really good stuff, it is not the long term solution you would 

> Sorry, I agree with you really Magnus. I was more indicating that the
> cable does need to be supported by being attached to the mast
> structure than have all that weight on the poor connector. Gaffa is
> great for temporary work where is is tough and sticks well, and is
> easy to tear-down an installation.

Indeed. Temporary < 1 week

> Using black wide cable ties for the antenna cable would be an idea and
> be easy to take down too.



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