[AMPS] Suppressors, measurements, and acrimonious blather
Mon, 7 Aug 2000 05:56:23 -0400
> Fred said:
> > I remain convinced, however, that a carbon composition resistor will
> >change in value over time even if it is not heated.
> Having inherited my fathers junk box, as well as having built up mine over
> the last 40 years, I too have a number of brand new, never used carbon
> composition resistors. Measurements indicate exactly the same thing that
> Fred found - they have gone high. I have some 'High Stability' carbon comp
> resistors that are over 40 years old, and have been used; they're still
> within the tolerance rating. I even found a few ordinary carbon comps
> which were still in their 1970's military packaging, and they'd gone high,
Do you suppose you fellows missed the fact most boxes of
resistors are full of parasitics? Have you ever checked old
resistors kept in a nichrome storage box?
This could be a whole new market.
73, Tom W8JI
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