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Saturday, June 12, 2010
RFI Gremlins: A Preemptive Strike
With the PVC conduit, we are making the first strike by wrapping it with copper shielding tape. When connected to a "ground" the foil will contain the RFI "transmitted" from the boats wiring reducing the chance of interference entering the "front end" of the HF radios. This tape, 3M 1183 copper tape, is design especially for this purpose. It is tinned copper, thus resistant to corrosion and can be soldered. And, the adhesive is conductive.