[Amps] Message: Water and Electricity

Bill Mader billamader at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 12:15:34 EST 2021

While they didn't use bathtubs, the HF shop across the parking lot from our
VHF/UHF "and more" shop, they did hose down and let air dry KWM-2
transceivers and accessories at Incirlik AB Turkey.  The gear came from
remote sites around Turkey without maintainers.  The users didn't care
about how dirty the gear got, only that it worked.

There was no electricity involved until after gear was thoroughly dry.
After that, they performed the required periodic maintenance inspections
(PMI's) to ensure it was ready for future deployment.

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 03:38:03 -0600
From: Mark - N5OT <r-emails at n5ot.com>
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Subject: [Amps] Water and Electricity
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Thank you, Kurt.? Brilliant advice/great reminder about dust.? Much

I grew up on rumors about how the Henry Radio repair shop would take a
Collins S-Line in for repair, throw it in the bathtub, and take a hose
to it.? It always amazes me how "we as a society" somehow automatically
assume water is bad near "electricity" without knowing more of the details.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
*ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio**™*
Duke City Hamfest Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 17-19 Sep 2021
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 11-19 Sep 2021

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