[CQ-Contest] 15m Yagi question

kdutson at sbcglobal.net kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 12 05:27:43 EST 2020

Yes, copper has become quite popular.  A friend used it on his Hustler
vertical and asked me to help him put it together and erect in the back
yard.  It was cool and breezy that day so I wore a black wind breaker
jacket.  Unfortunately, some of the copper lube got deposited on my jacket.
So far, I have found nothing that will clean that jacket.

I have used both Penetrox and Aluminox with success.  I will likely stay
with those lubes, as I find joints are easily maintained over decades of
outdoor installations.

73, Keith NM5G

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At least one of the big US M/M stations uses copper grease. After seeing the
tremendous antenna corrosion in Aruba between stainless steel and aluminum I
have become more cautious about using dissimilar metals in any environment.
Copper is a little closer to aluminum on the galvanic table than stainless
steel is and perhaps the grease keeps the water (electrolyte) out so it is
effective but I do not use it.

John KK9A  aka P40A

Jukka Klemola OH6LI wrote:

Note !
Any grease with copper powder .. not recommended for Aluminum to Aluminum

Jukka OH6LI

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