One sure-fire test to see if you have PCB or mineral oil is the PCB
stuff tastes a bit like orange juice, whereas the mineral oil tastes like,
uh, mineral oil!
Gene Smar AD3F
P.S. You can also tell if the chlorine in your pool is out of date by
sniffing the water at the bottom of the deep end. If it smells like peanut
butter, you need to add more chlorine.
P.P.S I just couldn't resist. I've been biting my tongue all afternoon on
this posting. Forgive me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Lux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <K4FJ@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Heath Cantennas
> I should think that it was generally easier for someone to get oil than
> askarel, unless they happened to know someone who had access at work (of
> course, hams would be in a general class of folks who would be more likely
> than the average schmoe to know someone like that).
> Mineral oil is available in myriad usable forms from myriad places, so, if
> were betting, I'd bet the cantenna has oil, not askarel.
> Drug stores, feed stores, auto parts, the supermarket etc. all have
> oil. You'd probably have to go to a specialized supplier to get askarels,
> just like getting transformer oil. At least for transformer oil, you can
> look in the yellow pages under "oil - jobbers". For this kind of
> application, too, you wouldn't be so concerned about water content (which
> the usual problem with using feed/drug store oil or lubricating oil for
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <K4FJ@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 12:21 PM
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Heath Cantennas
> > I recall the Cantennas were sold without oil being provided and it was
> > the buyer to get the oil. In other words, it could have safe oil or bad
> > 73,
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