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2020 Chevy Silverado install

ke6gcv

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Sweet install! Looks like the face was meant for that. I like it a lot!

I'm about to kick off my install project next week on my Charger. If all goes well, that is.

I'm aware that some antenna cable manufacturers include the "grease" packet, I like to call it, in their packaging. Though I haven't picked up my Larsen coax from my parents house yet to check if it's included, is bulb "grease" considered the same thing? In my layman's opinion, I would think so since it's essentially the same goop. But it's been a good 18+ years since I was a radio installer. Things may have changed.

Can you please let me know? Thank you!
 

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Can you please let me know? Thank you!
Yeah, bulb grease or dielectric grease would work. It's just a lubricant for the O-ring. As long as it doesn't break down the material, it would be OK. dielectric grease shouldn't hurt anything.
 

03msc

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Another well done, proper install. But...we didn't expect anything less from you, of course. You do it right!
 

OhSixTJ

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have the chrome NMO-2/70SH but it hasn't impressed me. I find a plain old 19" antenna to be better.
Just found the same to be true in my setup. The VHF 1/4 wave whip gets me better RX/TX on both VHF and UHF. The $50 2/70 goes back in the toolbox for now...
 

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Just found the same to be true in my setup. The VHF 1/4 wave whip gets me better RX/TX on both VHF and UHF. The $50 2/70 goes back in the toolbox for now...
Sorry yours wasn't a better experience. Fortunately, the tall NMO2/70 is a dynamite antenna.
 

OhSixTJ

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Sorry yours wasn't a better experience. Fortunately, the tall NMO2/70 is a dynamite antenna.
I’ll have to give that one a chance again, this time with some heatshrink covering the coil to hopefully mitigate the noise it makes on this particular vehicle.
 
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