{Collins} Fw: noisy pots



----- Original Message ----- 
From: Steve Darveniza 
To: Dennis Monticelli 
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: {Collins} noisy pots


Hi Dennis,thank you,I note that Deoxit D-5 is 75%petroleum naptha,so I reckon it should stay "wet" for a long while.I have laid out a test sample to see when it goes" dry".I will report if and when it does.
73 from VK4VN
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dennis Monticelli 
  To: Steve Darveniza 
  Cc: collins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 5:15 PM
  Subject: Re: {Collins} noisy pots


  FYI.  DeOxit is only conductive when wet.

  Dennis AE6C


  On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Steve Darveniza <stevedz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

    Hi all again,I  use Detoxit D-5 on the shaft/sleeve only,as it is very conductive and lubricates, to a lesser degree.I do not use Detoxit on the carbon element as it's conductivity will distort the linear or log tracking  ratio of  resistance per degree of arc .
    I have seen hydrocarbon based solutions in days gone by causing the carbon deposit to "float" off the substrait so the whole thing is ruined.This is particular with the older WE s-line pots .I have resorted to  removing the casing & manually cleaning the element with an earbud.
    73 from VK4VN
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