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[TowerTalk] connectors and corrosion

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Subject: [TowerTalk] connectors and corrosion
From: (Frank T. Brady)
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 18:04:43 -0700
Aaaargghh - I did it again - just GOTTA learn to read!

>T. Brady wrote:
>> I gotta ask - wouldn't two pieces of telescoping aluminum tubing be
>> insulated from one another (at least somewhat) by Vasoline)?  Don't they
>> need low DC resistance?
>> Frank - W0ECSHi Frank.  I think in his message he was talking about
connecting the 
>feedline to the ant.  Think he said something about spade lugs to bolts 
>or something.  Your right, it probably would not work between element 
>sections. 73
>Tom W7WHY
>> >Kelly Taylor wrote:
>> >>
>> >> For exposed antenna connections (say attaching spade lugs to bolts), what
>> >> is the recommended treatment for preventing corrosion and maintaining
>> >> electrical continuity?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for any help.
>> >>
>> >> Kelly
>> >>
>> >
>> >Hi Kelly.  A friend of mine in who worked for the fone company told me to
>> >use Vasoline.  I have been using that for quite a few years now.  You can
>> >put some on an antenna connection, and in a year or two, wipe it off and
>> >the connections are as good as new.  A lot less messy than some of the
>> >products that are used for that.  Just a wipe with a rag, and it's gone.
>> >73
>> >Tom W7WHY

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