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Re: [TowerTalk] Penetrox in PL-259s

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Penetrox in PL-259s
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 13:53:21 EDT
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In a message dated 6/17/2007 9:02:14 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Anyone have any advice on using Penetrox on PL-259  connectors?
    Umm, I'd say don't use it. Penetrox, and the  other antioxidants, are for 
electrical wiring using copper or aluminum, not  PL-259 nickel or silver. In 
fact if you use silver connectors, silver oxide is  a conductor so that won't 
hurt you. 
    Antioxidants like these use tiny particles  suspended in a non-conductive 
vehicle material that penetrate the thin  oxidized layer when put under 
compression. If you try to find continuity in a  glob of Penetrox, etc. with an 
ohmmeter, you won't. 
Steve      K7LXC
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