Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alvin, Texas
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Re: VHF antenna issues?
A geophysical boat had a problem with their Inmarsat terminal. Repeated service calls by various Rep company techs and the factory techs didn't find the problem. I DID!
A little cut in the cable jacket let in saltwater spray. The shield coroded and turned the coax into a very effective dummy load. The only external sign of the damaged cable was a slight increase in diameter, well, that and a complete lack of conductivity to RF.
A time domain reflectometer would have been a welcome addition to my bag of tricks!
Last edited by OPossumTX; 10-15-2013 at 01:01 AM.