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[TowerTalk] DeoxIT Noalox epilogue

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Subject: [TowerTalk] DeoxIT Noalox epilogue
From: (Guy Olinger, K2AV)
Date: Thu Mar 20 12:13:40 2003
Over-noaloxing anything will cause troubles. Noalox is NOT a preferred 
conduction path. If you overdo it, it will harden into a resistive strata and 
cause trouble down the line. 

Noalox is supposed to keep anything NOT IN DIRECT CONTACT from oxidizing, and 
having an area of oxidation gradually expand into direct contact areas, 
gradually increasing resistance at joints, and loss.

Reference F12's instructions to use a THIN (they REALLY mean THIN) coating. 

All you need to do is thoroughly wipe the aluminum with a small noalox 
saturated cloth. The best Noalox coating is one that is 100%, but you can only 
see under a bright light and a magnifying glass.

If you use a tube of noalox on a beam, you used about 500 times too much. That 
tube ought to last for years. "More is better" does not work here.

> From: "Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" <>
To: <>
> Date: 2003/03/20 Thu AM 09:55:07 EST
> To:
> Subject: [TowerTalk] DeoxIT Noalox epilogue
> I went to The Home Despot last night and found the Noalox.  Looking at the 
> tube, I saw that it is made by Ideal Industries, in Sycamore Illinois.  
> That's about 20 miles from where I live.  Small world isn't it?  I could 
> have driven to the factory & bought enough to fill a tub to dunk the whole 
> yagi in the stuff but hey, I don't want to over engineer anything :)
> 73 everyone,
> Rob
> K5UJ
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73, Guy

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