Joachim's Ham-Radio and Radio-Frequency Blog (A Solderful of Secrets) - from Longwave to Microwaves
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Up to now my DCTL for the 30m grabber was not weather proof. Last week, I weather-proofed it by means of flexible installation tubing. The material I used is supposed to be inside the walls of a building. I supposed, it is not at all UV resistant. However, the materials seem not to have any adverse influence on the performance of the DCTL, as tested indoor. Now, all the tests done, I decided to give the DCTL an outdoor experience. On the northwards face of my house, UV won't be such a big deal, however, I would expect the tubing to discolor and become brittle over time.