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Old 08 January 2004, 04:00   #21
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Following on from John's comment, my M15 did 2hrs at 4m in QAB marina and still works fine, hence the string coment and tie it on!

We regualy add silicon (not vasaline as it rots rubber seals ) grease to the shafts to stop salt build up and water working its way through due to barometric changes. The M1euro escpecailly needs some silcon worked down between the squech and volume knobs, to stop salt binding the knobs.
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Old 08 January 2004, 04:34   #22
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Silicone

Does this silicone come in a spray can and can it be purchased very easily and how do you rcomend i use it if i do get some, is it just a case of a quick spray after the boats been washed down or more complicated.

I'm tempted to follow Phil D's leed and by a bag for my allegedly water proof hand held radio, i know Icom have this "great after sales service" but every time it goes back its aggravation for me !

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Old 08 January 2004, 07:56   #23
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Which model are you using ? some yes use a bag, others I personally wouldn't bother, but the voice quality may suffer.
I've used silicane grease from RS etc when I can't get DOW's version.
It's a grease not a spray and I gave all the seals a light coating.
Drop me an email if you want more help
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Old 09 January 2004, 17:07   #24
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Recently one of our staff dropped a h/h icom in the drink to about 7m depth..... However it was only dead as the battery was flat. Radio now back in service and 100%. Thus 1m at 30minutes - try 7m for a week !!
Although it may work fine now be aware that some moisture will have penetrated the casing, and so critical components are corroding as we write. It will almost certainly fail eventually.

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Old 09 January 2004, 17:15   #25
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That's it, bring on the voice of DOOM"!"


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I've just got a 2nd hand ICOM & I'm looking forward to it working for quite a while!!!!
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