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Re: [TenTec] 1220 2 meter rig for sale

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] 1220 2 meter rig for sale
From: "Ariel M. Elam" <k4aal@comcast.net>
Reply-to: k4aal@comcast.net,Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 21:32:10 -0600
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Hi Larry --

I must respectfully disagree with you. I bought an old Icom 28H 2-meter 
rig that had been somewhere there was cigarette smoke. It STUNK. I 
washed it. The cleaning rag had yellow stains on it. Got rid of most of 
the stink and yellow stains.
Ariel, k4aal

Larry DiGioia wrote:
> Unless a rig is a tube-type, whether it is owned by a smoker or 
> non-smoker is a moot point.
> It's high voltage that attracts smoke particles into the rig, same as 
> with an "electrostatic precipitator" used in home HVAC.
> The only things left with high voltages are (vacuum tube) amplifiers, 
> and the occasional CRT-style computer monitor (which shouldn't be used 
> in an HF ham shack anyway due to RFI.) Anything else is not going to be 
> distinguishable as having been owned by a smoker or non-smoker.
> Kirk Braunius wrote:
>>Includes microphone, power cable, mobile bracket, and manuals.  Non smoker.  

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