Plus the majority of smokers nowdays have to go
outside to smoke anyway. Which means we need a
service to coat our rigs with that fine patina of
smoke varnish that preserves the rigs. I dispute the
assertion that it affects relays. If you need to
clean your relay contacts, it's most likely because
they were exposed to corrosion. IMHO, results may
vary. 73s Like I say, I personally don't want one
--- Ken Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The priority of reasons I don't want a rig that has
> come from a smoking
> environment are as follows:
> 1. They often have a terrible stench.
> 2. They often have an unattractive yellow brown
> 3. The effects of the smoke may cause failures,
> particularly in relay
> contacts and potentiometers, sooner than if they had
> non been exposed to
> the smoke.
> Those of you who are habitual smokers can probably
> scratch number one
> right off the list, because your sense of smell is
> ruined. I think most
> non-smokers are less concerned about number three
> than the first two.
> DE N6KB
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