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Re: [Amps] Alpha to Omega

To: "Harold B. Mandel" <>,
Subject: Re: [Amps] Alpha to Omega
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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 07:34:56 -0500
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Keeps the silver from oxidizing. Silver is good...if it is 
thick enough. But, I doubt that the S meter on the other 
side of the world will notice the difference.
Chuck, KE9UW

---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 06:30:55 -0400
>From: "Harold B. Mandel" <>  
>Subject: [Amps] Alpha to Omega  
>What good does gold plating do at HF frequencies?
>Matter-of-fact, what good does silver plating tank 
>do at HF frequencies?
>I looked at the photo, in close-up, of the Omega.
>The air-variable capacitor stator support shaft
>is bent, coming downwards in the middle of
>the capacitor.
>The vertical RFC near the air-variable looks to have
>a relay contact on its top.  The relay looks like an
>open-frame variety redolent of the Magnacraft
>High Voltage tap-changer on the '77 series.
>Would not a Kilovac H-8, or similar, be more
>apropos to a "state-of-the-art" design? 
>I guess that when the white smoke escaped
>during the hamfest the magic went with it. 
>Good choice of moniker: Omega....
>Hal Mandel
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