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PostSubject: ANT Joints   ANT Joints Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2019 1:39 pm

Only ever had Sliding Sections with Ju ilee Clips prev Years ago, One I have now is Threaded Sections do these have to be Taped up or Leave ? , there is Rubber/ Fibre Washers that sut Between them , 3 Section Ant ..2 Threaded Sections

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PostSubject: Re: ANT Joints   ANT Joints Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2019 6:10 pm

The washers are there to stop the ingress of water into the threads. Additionally, if the antenna is going to be a long-term installation, I smear some silicone grease on the threads then tape over the entire joint with self-amalgamating tape (winding from bottom to top so water runs over the overlapping turns and not into them).
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PostSubject: Re: ANT Joints   ANT Joints Icon_minitimeTue Jul 09, 2019 8:34 pm

Many Thanks Bad, was aware of the Amalgamiting Tape , good tip on the Threads , Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: ANT Joints   ANT Joints Icon_minitimeWed Jul 10, 2019 11:49 am

and if in doubt try some heat shrink to it will tighten up and be even better stop for the H20
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PostSubject: Re: ANT Joints   ANT Joints Icon_minitimeSun Jul 14, 2019 1:06 pm

Any one got a Himalaya , what I thought was rubber Washers , they r actually foam Bungs for want of a better Description , im assuming they push in then squashed down from the section going into it, any particular way orcend goes 1st, 1 vud says wasnt used and swr was ok
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