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Re: [TenTec] Smoking

To: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Smoking
From: Randy Russe3ll <lord_russell53@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2006 17:32:23 -0800 (PST)
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Cosmertics are a litle different.  I realize sitting
and chain smoking in front of a rig and blowing
thousands of ciggaretttes onto the front panel is
going to yellow things. No Ham should do this to his
rig unless he has decided it is never leaving the
shack.  Ifd he can live with the results, it's his
business.  Myself, no rigs that have ever been around

--- Ken Brown <ken.d.brown@verizon.net> wrote:

> Hi Ed,
> There are probably many factors which determine the
> effects of smoking 
> on a piece of electronic equipment. Some smokers
> have a cigarette in 
> their hand at all times, including while they are
> manipulating the 
> controls on the rig. Other smokers may keep their
> butts and ashtrays far 
> from the rig and have good ventilation in the room
> while they are 
> smoking. Temperature, humidity and the air flow
> around the rig all would 
> likely make a difference too. It is conceivable that
> a tobacco tar 
> coating might inhibit corrosion on some materials in
> some environments. 
> Still I think that most non-smokers prefer a rig
> that hasn't been 
> "treated" that way.
> I have a Hammarlund Super-Pro BC-1004 which I
> thought had tobacco tar 
> stains on it. I started to clean it off, and soon
> realized that what I 
> was cleaning off was "MFP". Moisture Fungus
> Proofing. Fortunately I 
> didn't remove much and the MFP treating done in 1945
> is still keeping 
> the radio in top shape.
> >  Like new with no pitting.  When I was using that
> rig I smoked and so 
> > it may be true about what the gent said about the
> coating.  Maybe also be a 
> > dry climate of Utah. 
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