[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 
: like.
: > 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.
: Indeed.

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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