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Are FA filters suitable for outdoor use?

Hello,

I can’t find any other thread related to this.
I’ve just ordered a dark-blue FA filter, and due to the lack of space in my case, I wondered if those filters could be used outdoor? I could plug it at the antenna, but it is (of course) not sheltered.

Thanks in advance for your advices!

I don’t know the official answer. I’ve had mine hanging out of the bottom of the utility box without issue. No direct rain, but lots of moisture. With enough self-sealing tape, anything can be used outdoors.

They are not weatherproofed. If you’re going to use them outside they will need protection.

That said, you’re generally better off putting the filter at the receiver end of the cable, not the antenna end.