Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Mike
Don't use steel wool. You will never get all the steel back out. Clean them with warm soapy water and let them dry well. The black you are seeing is probably silver oxide on the silver plating. Silver oxide conducts RF just fine. They can be really black and still work just fine. At

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Robert West
List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Don't use steel wool. You will never get all the steel back out. Clean them with warm soapy water and let them dry well. The black you are seeing is probably silver oxide on the silver plating. Silver oxide conducts RF just fine. They can

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Marlon K. Schafer
If it were me? Toss em and start over. Not worth the trouble. Once corrosion starts it's hard to stop it. marlon - Original Message - From: Robert West robert.w...@just-micro.com To: wireless@wispa.org Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 11:51 PM Subject: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Jeremy Parr
2009/12/7 Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com: If it were me? Toss em and start over. Not worth the trouble.  Once corrosion starts it's hard to stop it. marlon He could always solder new N connectors to the antenna element, and be good as new. The Andrew sectors are a good unit, it'd

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Robert West
General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors 2009/12/7 Marlon K. Schafer o...@odessaoffice.com: If it were me? Toss em and start over. Not worth the trouble.  Once corrosion starts it's hard to stop it. marlon He could always solder new N connectors to the antenna element

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Mike
I read black stuff, not corrosion. If they are silver connectors, then it's silver oxide and NOT a problem. In the old days all, and now only the best equipment still use silver connectors. Just like an old dime will turn black once it has skin oils on it, so will a silver connector.

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Robert West
with the steel wool or whatever and screw up what seem to be very nice sectors. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 4:47 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Mike
, December 07, 2009 4:47 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors I read black stuff, not corrosion. If they are silver connectors, then it's silver oxide and NOT a problem. In the old days all, and now only the best equipment still use silver connectors. Just like an old

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Robert West
: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When you're cleaning them, and since they were outside unprotected, get your close up goggles on and use a toothpick to make sure

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Mike
like. Bob- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Phil Curnutt
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When you're cleaning them, and since they were outside unprotected, get your close up goggles on and use a toothpick to make sure there is nothing in the space between the fingers. I

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When you're

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Phil Curnutt
] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When you're cleaning them, and since they were outside unprotected, get your close up goggles

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread os10rules
- -Original Message- From: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Mike Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When you're

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Josh Luthman
Of Mike Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 5:05 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Bob: The fingers are gold plated and won't corrode either. When you're cleaning them, and since they were outside unprotected, get your close up goggles on and use a toothpick

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Robert West
, 2009 7:39 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors Used them all the time on UHF and VHF equipment back in the day. Matter of fact it was taught at my tech school; USCG. Phil On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM, os10ru...@gmail.com wrote: I was taught in tech school

Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-07 Thread Chuck Profito
: wireless-boun...@wispa.org [mailto:wireless-boun...@wispa.org] On Behalf Of Robert West Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 6:18 PM To: 'WISPA General List' Subject: Re: [WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors I still use them on memory contacts, hard drive board contacts and the like. I use the big pink ones

[WISPA] Cleaning N Connectors

2009-12-06 Thread Robert West
Another issue I find myself with... Dude gives me 4 2.4GHz Andrews 90 degree sectors. Cool! But I have to take them down if I want them. So I go to take them down. Hey! No LMR-400 on these things! Just naked N connectors... WTF?! Oh yeah, I put them up there but never got around to