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Subject: Fw: [Towertalk] coax dummy load dielectric
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Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 16:29:16 -0700
Yes, remember xformer oil (used often to replace pcb oil in power xfmrs,
before found disposal problems with pcb disposal, nowadays, whole xfmr
shipped to toxic disposal) but DO NOT use MOBILE 1, or other automotive oils
if you value your load!  also, believe Mobile 1, and other synthitic oils
use GRAPHITE in them, and if resistor NOT IN SEALED UNIT, isolated from the
oil, will most likely change your resistance of your load! ask around about
xfmr oil, bound to be bunchs not used in shops for electricians, and not
just with power companies!

as info, jim
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Subject: Re: [Towertalk] coax dummy load dielectric

> There is a liquid which is a oil base compound that we used to call
> oil. We used to get the stuff from the local power company to fill our
> built Heath CanTennas (dummy load). Does anyone else remember this stuff.
> Julio
> > In a message dated 8/9/02 5:40:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> >
> > > I have a new to me Bird 8135 load  rated at 150 watts.. it required
that the
> > >  diaphragm and  O ring seals be replaced.. what type of oil might I
use  ..
> > I
> > >  am thinking of using Mobil one.. any suggestions please.

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