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Re: [TenTec] Omni VI plus receiver problem

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VI plus receiver problem
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2009 08:28:05 -0600
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On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 19:06 -0400, Jim Goudie wrote:
> Hi!
> Is the Pass-band tuning operating normally?
> I had some flaky problems that were caused by dirty connectors 
> between boards & controls (display and PBT in particular).  Someone 
> on the list recommended "exercising" all the connectors.  So, I did 
> that and tried to clean the contacts, at the same time.  It takes 
> some patience and a gentle touch, I think...  but a general clean up 
> of the connectors may be worth a try... even as preventive 
> maintenance if they haven't been done in a while.
> All that is imho. :-)
> Jim, AF3Z
Contact and switch cleaning is MUCH more effective with a contact
cleaner like DeoxIT from Cramolin than by mere abrasion. It just takes a
fraction of a drop per contact and its not a good idea to soak the
insulators by spraying it. One good place to buy it is Antique
Electronic Supply.

For gold contacts, I've had good results with a product called Gold
Guard but its harder to find than DeoxIT.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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