SP-500 Penetrator

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SP-500 Penetrator

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Just purchased a Hy-Gain SP-500 Penetrator and was wondering if I should put something on the joints so they won't corrode and will be easy to take apart if needed?







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Being in Florida, (don't know if your close to any beaches), you might want to use some conductive grease on the joints, local electric supplier or a car parts store should carry it.

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Thank you for the information.







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Something like dielectric grease would probably work. My buddy put a metal antenna together years ago and the stuff that came with it was grey in color and had antioxidants in it especially for the metal joints. Molox maybe? Cannot remember for the life of me what it was called. I am so excited to hear someone finally picked up a Spt-500. Please let us know how it assembles and how it performs. Probably at the top of my list of next 5/8 antennas to try. Good luck to you!







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Be careful with dielectric products, they sometimes act as an insulator.

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An anti-oxidant, like "Noalox" joint compound...found at electrical supply and most home improvement stores should work pretty good. It's made for connecting points of:
alum-to-alum and
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