[BULK] - [TowerTalk] Penetrox

Steve Katz stevek at jmr.com
Mon Aug 2 12:53:28 EDT 2004

I use NoAlOx (off the shelf, Home Depot and most electrical supply houses)
and it seems to last a very long time....used it at all element overlaps and
attachments in a KT34XA installed in 1988 and when we just took it down to
replace it in 2004, the elements slipped out easily and the compound was
still greasy.  -WB2WIK/6

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken
Olson, Chairman & Founder, Digital Equipment Corporation (1977)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	R March [SMTP:n7ua at ix.netcom.com]
> Sent:	Monday, August 02, 2004 10:13 AM
> To:	towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject:	[BULK] - [TowerTalk] Penetrox
> I'm rebuilding some of my old antennas and I have a question.  What is the
> best media to use at the bean element AL telescoping joints to (a) assure
> they will later be able to be seperated and (b) assure long term RF
> conductivity through the joint.  KLM used to provide a  Penetrox like
> material that had what appeared to be some copper embedded in it.  I have
> heard reports that this caused corrosion and eventually was a disaster
> (purely anecdotal info).  Will ordinary Penetrox work, the kind used in AL
> wiring joints?  Does anyone have an opinion on this?  Thanks,  Bob   N7UA
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