A question for Mr RC Cam.
I am making the RC-Cam4 collinear antenna for the XCam, as described on your web site, but I am unclear on one particular step.
In step D you say:
"At this point it has been fully folded back over the jacket. Using a 25 to 37 watt soldering iron, tin the braid area that is about 1.2" back from the fold-over. This will stop the braid from unraveling."
OK - I've got the braid turtlenecked back over the jacket but I don't understand how much of the braid needs to be tinned, as the measurements given (1.2" in this step and 1.17" in next step) do sorta contradict each other according to my dim brain.
Do you mean tin from the fold-over for a length of 1.2" down the braid, or from the folded over end back up to the fold-over for a length of 1.2"?
Also, do you tin the whole area of the braid (i.e. right around the circumference) for the required length or is just a couple of strips of solder the correct length sufficient?