Or try stainless steel steel wool , used by gun smiths on SS guns . John
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From: "Stuart Rohre" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Ten Tec and Butternut HF6V Problem And Question
> Hi Dan, I have not mentioned did you measure SWR with same coax and at
> end of coax as where Ten Tec was connected? Or have you changed jumpers
> anywhere in system as you swapped rigs? Many times bad tune up indication
> is a bad coax jumper or connector.
> How about measuring both at the antenna with short jumper as I mentioned
> at shack end, and compare. I bet one is off...at antenna.
> The longer coax to rig could be masking the high resistance problem you
> have in antenna joints for those band traps. HF 6 also has a history of
> problems with the ceramic caps. The former owner of the company lived
> here and told our club about the cap problem in one of his presentations
> the owning of an antenna company.
> You do not want steel wool, which can rust to get stuck in the interface
> between two aluminum pieces. Steel wool readily comes apart in use. You
> will then introduce rust and poor appearing brown stains to the vertical
> aluminum parts. Scotch brite is preferred material for polishing aluminum
> My local ham buddy finally got rid of his HF 6 for Force 12 verticals.
> easier to set up!
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