In most of the beams I have built, I just use Vasoline to cover the
I have taken antennas down that has been up for a LONG time and the
connections are just as clean as the day they went up.
I even had an antenna on the chimney, and the Vasoline had a covering of
black soot, but underneath, the connections were still shiny.
A friend who worked for the phone company turned me on to that. 73.
> Close to putting up a new beam which replaces a 20 year old A-3S.
> Looking at all the various bolts and nuts needed to ensure constant
> "flow" of HF between the matching unit, elements and tuning element
> there is a fair amount of chances to get corrosion/oxidation in there
> over time.
> Has anybody ever experienced coating all those critical points with e.g.
> some form of paint or other medium to avoid corrosion etc.? On my A-3S
> always cranked the tower down every few years or so and cleaned all up
> but kind of getting tired of it.
> Looking forward hearing some words of advice.
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