[TowerTalk] cleaning/replacing aluminum

Tom Osborne w7why@mail.coos.or.us
Sat, 21 Jun 1997 21:56:23 +0900

Chuck Dietz wrote:
> TexasRF@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > Replacing aluminum elements on a scheduled basis: What a great idea! I wish I
> > had thought of that myself years ago!
> >
> > I know that many of you will not want to be off the air long enough to clean
> > all the elements. For this reason, let me suggest that you consider
> > purchasing a new set of elements from my company, Texas Towers. You can then
> > relplace all the elements with our brand new very fine finished aluminum
> > tubing in a minimum amout of time. You can then sell the old tubing to less
> > deserving amateurs or if you must, you can clean it for use in your own
> > system next year.
> Actually, I do have a spare set of aluminum so the antennas are back up
> in a minimum of time.  Since I am too poor to just get rid of the old
> aluminum, I polish it during my 10 meter runs in the contests...
> Chuck, KE5FI

I have created a new parasite that feeds on aluminum oxide.  I am in the 
cloning process now.  When I get enough of them, they will be available 
for sale.  Just put one on your beam, and they start to multiply and they 
live on aluminum oxide.  Never have to clean your elements again.


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