[amsat-bb] Re: Cleaning oxidation from antenna

B.P. usaf.primebeef at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 9 12:40:01 PDT 2009

Use an anti-oxidant compound like Noalox when putting the different sized sections together; it reduces seizing so it’ll come apart easier in the future.
You can find it in the electrical section of your local home improvement store.

Bruce  KD8DQ

--- On Thu, 7/9/09, w6zkh at comcast.net <w6zkh at comcast.net> wrote:

From: w6zkh at comcast.net <w6zkh at comcast.net>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Cleaning oxidation from antenna
To: "amsat-bb" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2009, 3:16 PM

Thanks for all for their suggestions. Tried Scotchbrite and 409, and it doesnt seem to do very well. Sofar the best I have found is an SOS pad, as it cleans and shines, plus takes out the little bumps of oxidation. The yagi's are KLM's which of course are abit dated. Not living in a coastal enviroment, I've never had to worry about oxidation like this before. This is not a "hurry up" project, so have time to do a good job, I hope. I'll keep working at it and also your suggestions. 

John W6ZKH 

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