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[TowerTalk] TH7DX once more

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Subject: [TowerTalk] TH7DX once more
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Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 18:52:24 +0000
> ...When you take the antenna apart, clean the mating surfaces
> (inside and outside) with a Scotchpad, steel-wool, or other type of
> light abrasive until the metal is shiny.  Use Penetrox-A or another
> type of anti-oxident (for aluminum) on these surfaces when
> re-installing. 

Don't use steel wool. See previous posts.

Absolutely use conductive grease.
> Inspect the trap-caps.  If this is an old antenna, or if it has been in a
> very sunny environment these black plastic caps on the trap ends will need
> replaced.  

There usually isn't a part number listed for the trap caps (at least
not on the TH6 parts list) but when you call HyGain, Linda-the-
parts-lady knows what you are talking about if you say, "trap caps

> 73 Roger WB0DGF (Hy-Gain)

Thanks, Roger. It is so cool having an actual manufacturer rep on the 
reflector that can speak knowledgably about the most popular antenna 
lines in ham radio.

73, Rod N4SI
    The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
         (c) 5 November, 1996

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