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Mobile Wilson 5k Water in Coil

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Shadetree Mechanic, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Onelasttime

    Onelasttime Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2011
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    When Dinosaurs roamed the Earth they were made from Mobay plastic and I have one that is from 20 years ago that is just like new the base is what needs repair.

    I normally drill both ends of a crack.

    The Permetex will not hold up long term it is not made for UV exposure I do not believe. Epoxy it sane it than paint over it.

    Be careful with dielectric grease it can get in the way of rf ground and the signal propagation.

    I used to wax mine a few times a year. I figured the oils and distillates in the wax would keep the plastic in good shape and wax and UV protection helped it as well.
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  2. cdx304

    cdx304 Guest

    The wilson antennas used to be a good antenna but not anymore very cheaply made .
  3. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Oct 23, 2017
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    Unfortunately most things are that way now days. I got a Sirio 5000 for one of my other vehicles and I like it much better than the Wilson.
  4. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

    May 1, 2013
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    I have the sirio 5k for over 10 years and it is still working.
  5. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

    Feb 17, 2015
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    My brand-new 2013 Wilson 2000s collected some water. Drilled some small holes in bottom. Bye Bye problem.
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  6. TheRealPorkchop

    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

    Aug 25, 2015
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    Stryker SRA10mm.

    But good idea to repair it and hopefully fix it for good.
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