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Old 16 August 2014, 06:09   #1
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SH HX300 rubber aerial cover comes off?

I recently bought a standard horizon HX300 handheld. After the first trip I noticed that there was a gap at the rubber antanae and when I went to tighten it discovered the rubber cover was loose rather than the stubby having come unscrewed. In fact it pulls off completely and was wet inside which doesn't see ideal for rf transmission. The sparingly coil has a white material on it which I assume was glue? Before I go back to supplier can anyone else confirm this is not right? My hx270 doesn't do it.
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Old 16 August 2014, 09:50   #2
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Doesn't look right to me. Take it back.
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Maybe you should have started a thread on here to ask which radio to but before parting with your hard earned cash.
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Should be completely sealed, take it back or if it still works fill it with Sikaflex and push it back on.
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Should be completely sealed, take it back or if it still works fill it with Sikaflex and push it back on.
Thanks Andy - its only a month old so will take it back, it seems to work OK but i've only tested over about 100m. And I'm not going to risk any future warranty argument with a DIY fix.
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The fixed SH seem to get a better report than the icom's, had mine 3 years and no issues but with the handheld icom's it seems to be the other way round especially the M71 models .

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All the Standard Horizon handhelds use the same antenna - CAT460.

I noticed recently that the ones in the HX300 boxes were packaged differently to others, so may be from a different factory. (AFAIK they manufacture in Japan and China).

Bottom line though is that if it's just the antenna that's failed, a replacement should sort it out.

I've never had one reported with that problem (for any SH model).
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Thanks Mike. Hopefully have time to pop back to shop on Thursday...
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Thanks Mike. Hopefully have time to pop back to shop on Thursday...
Get yer money back and buy an M71 you won't be sorry
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Old 19 August 2014, 15:49   #10
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Eh? It's 50 quid more and I'm Scottish... How could I not be sorry with that combo?
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