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To: geraldj@weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TenTec] ant
From: Dave Heil <k8mn@frontiernet.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:45:08 +0000
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It is indeed polystyrene by both B&W and Airdux.  Back back in the days 
when electronic distributors had outside salesman, I worked for 
Hughes-Peters in Cincinnati.  We sold both lines.

Dave Heil K8MN

On 1/14/2011 19 55, Dr. Gerald N. Johnson wrote:
> I don't recall significant differences between Airdux and B&W other than
> the color of the box. I still have some of both. And they were made by
> melting a hot wire into the plastic, most likely NOT nylon, delrin, or
> polycarbonate (Lexan) more likely polystyrene because of its better RF
> characteristics at the cost of temperature sensitivity. I'm sure I have
> catalogs for each.
> 73, Jerry, K0CQ
> On 1/14/2011 1:00 PM, Neal Laugman wrote:
>> Airdux is the stouter of the two - but still plastic - maybe a nylon or
>> delrin, but not polycarbonate like miniductor.

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