When I started into this business 10 years ago our boss taught all the climbers to wrap the connectors with electrical tape (courtesy tape), then weather proof it with that tar wrap (sorry don't know the official name), and then another layer of electrical tape.
I've always thought this was a terrible way to do it but my boss insists it works if done correctly, but here's the thing, it does not work. Every single time it rains we are working on a back haul somewhere because 1 polarity drops 10-20 db after getting water penetration. I need to invent a new fool proof way of doing this. My thought is to eliminate the first layer of electrical tape (courtesy tape). But is there a better method all together? I know all the new style dishes have plastic housings which are awesome, but we have hundreds of existing older dishes that do not and I need to make them work.
Thanks in advance.