i cud be all wet but not sure DC resistance measurements
mean that much where tubing overlaps are concerned
.....seems like RF sees the opverlap as a capacitor ...ie a short...???
> From: Dennis Schaefer <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [TowerTalk] too much Penetrox
> Date: Tuesday, May 06, 1997 5:23 PM
> I worked on an old KT-34A this afternoon. When disassembling it, I noticed
> there was quite a bit of gray residue at the tubing joints. It looked
> pretty bad and an ohmmeter showed almost 300 K ohms resistance across some
> of the joints. (I checked them after the hose clamps had been loosened -
> might have been OK before I did that).
> I've always used Penetrox and when disassembling an antenna, would notice
> some color gradations where the Penetrox was, but it was always dry and
> clean to the touch. Not this KT-34A!
> I think Penetrox is what KLM packs with their antennas, and this stuff was
> the same color. It could be some other compound, though. Maybe this is
> what happens when you overdo it!
> Dennis, W5RZ
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