X50 antenna and silicone

The place to talk about specific amateur radio equipment and all types of accessories, fixes, repairs and modification.
Post Reply
user8666

X50 antenna and silicone

Post by user8666 » 24 Nov 2015, 12:07

Hi guys I am putting my new antenna up in the next week or so but it's going on the gable end of a 3 stories flat so once it's up its not coming down as I can't get up there would it be ok to go over the seals of the antenna with some clear silicone think answer maybe yes just wanted to double check I have tape to go over the plug for the antenna thanks

User avatar
MrWeetabix
Admin
Admin
Posts: 14605
Joined: 26 Aug 2008, 13:34
Call Sign: 26TM175
Location: Tynemouth

Re: X50 antenna and silicone

Post by MrWeetabix » 24 Nov 2015, 12:13

Just test it's all working before you seal her up, but apart from that I see no issues.
26TM175. OP: Craig. QTH: Tynemouth. Also 163TM175 when mobile in Wales 8)

PO Box: 62 Town: Albrighton City: Wolverhampton Zip: WV7 3WR

TM1 is now on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/TM1onFB || New Tango Mike QSL cards https://tinyurl.com/TM1-NewQSL

user8666

Re: X50 antenna and silicone

Post by user8666 » 24 Nov 2015, 13:02

its all working tested it with hand set 1.1 swr on 2m and 1.2 to 1.3 on 70cm just waiting till roofs are finished then its going up so be next week

User avatar
kr0ne
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 4536
Joined: 25 Sep 2011, 18:33

Re: X50 antenna and silicone

Post by kr0ne » 24 Nov 2015, 15:56

You can but you need to use the stuff that does not evolve acetic acid (vinegar smell) as it cures as this will cause oxidisation of the connectors / cobductors.

The stuff sold as 'glazing silicone' does not do this, but you may also find it labelled as 'neutral cure'. ;)

Post Reply