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Old 11-Jan-2015, 3:54 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Tim View Post
I received the new balun assy and had planned to install it today. However 45 degrees is a little chilly and makes raising and lowering the telescoping mast a real chore (six decade old arthritic hands don't work well in the cold!)...think I will wait for a warmer day! In the meantime, evidently the existing balun has dried out and reception has returned to normal. I will make sure everything is well sealed around the mounting hole when I do get a nice day to install it.

Be sure to use a true 100% RTV silicone, such as GE and NOT that siliconized latex caulk.
I have seen the siliconized latex version corrode metal, including turning PCB copper a bluish green.

Be generous w/ the gob =d
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