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Waterproofing and accessories

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Hey guys, I was volunTOLD that I would be searching for a waterproofing solution for our Fire Dept. Water Rescue team. We have Jaguar 800 mhz radios, and were looking for a headset for it. I have found the OTTO Communications Ranger headset, but what can we do to waterproof the radio itself?

Thanks guys!
 

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Waterproofing bags for marine duty are your only option if you don't want new radios. Jags have to be
ordered with the immersible option, it can't be retrofitted in the field, or more specifically, it could be by
a good technician but it's not something that would be warrantied. There's no approved procedure for
converting a non-immersible radio to an immersible one.

If you have the budget, or are due to order new portable radios anyway, order 5100s or 7100s with the
immersible option. And be sure they stay on their maintenance schedule.


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Elroy, thanks for clearing that up. Is there any bags that you can run a cord thru, so we can attach the headset?
 

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Maybe, but I haven't exactly analyzed the entire market for that option. ;)

I would suggest this: Obtain a suitable radio bag, or camera bag, figure out how the radio is to be
carried in the bag, and then cut a hole in the BOTTOM of the bag as carried, for the accessories. Then,
use silicone and seal the hole around the cable. With the cable entering at the bottom, water
intrusion during firefighting activities is not very likely, particularly if the silicone does its job, and a
GOOD silicone, properly applied, WILL.

Elroy
 
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