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|protecting antenna element joints||Aug 11th 2015, 21:47||2||376||on 18/8/15|
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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?