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protecting antenna element joints Aug 11th 2015, 21:47 2 5,140 on 18/8/15
cw on vhf?? Dec 30th 2013, 03:32 4 7,760 on 2/9/15

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protecting antenna element joints KE5HDF on 11/8/15
I have a vertical antenna composed of several lengths of telescoping tubing. the joints oxidize and at some point my SWR jumps up suddenly. So i have to periodically take it down and clean all the joints. I have heard of using "electrically conductive grease" to protect joints of antenna elements (tubing), but the only such grease i have found is very expensive silver laden silicone.

However, I have used NOALOX anti oxidant joint paste for electrical work. Has anyone used it to protect antenna joints??

I plan to try it once the temp drops a little (... it is currently 103F in the shade).

Thanks ...KE5HDF Ralph
cw on vhf?? KE5HDF on 30/12/13
I have been asked if anyone used CW on VHF or UHF. I don't know, so can someone help us out?


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