[time-nuts] GPS antenna installation problem
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Mar 2 20:31:04 UTC 2009
In message: <49AC1F99.7010603 at rubidium.dyndns.org>
Magnus Danielson <magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org> writes:
: 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.
I've used both Velcro scraps, plastic cable ties and electrical tape
for strain relief on my wireless connection. Velcro straps seem to
work the best, but need to be replaced every 8-10 years or so. The
rest is crap. Since I was reconfiguring the setup every few years, I
could easily replace the worn/weathered straps when I did the
I don't know what I'd use for a more permanent installation.
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