June 16, 2014

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T9B08)

Q) Why should coax connectors exposed to the weather be sealed against water intrusion?

A) To prevent an increase in feedline loss

NJ2X Notes:
Water contamination of coaxial cable or intrusion in the connector is a sure way to cause problems including increased feedline loss, corrosion, SWR problems, ...  Be sure to seal coaxial connectors.