[AMRadio] PCB Inspection Warning!

Brian Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Thu Jul 8 15:56:32 EDT 2004

On 8 Jul 2004 at 17:49, Donald Chester wrote:

> I recall a ham out west telling me several years ago that a station
> manager refused to let him have a 1 kw transmitter with a quad of
> 833A's because he was so paranoid about liability over PCB. When the
> ham offered to remove all the likely PCB components and leave them
> on-site for proper disposal, the manager still refused, apparently
> believing that the mere presence of one PCB capacitor somehow
> contaminated everything inside the box, and that he might eventually
> be held liable even for releasing the 833A's! So the station paid top
> dollar to some hazardous waste disposal company to move an entire
> 1000+ lb. tranasmitter to a special site for "proper" disposal.
> Don K4KYV

Don you sure know how to make us all shed a tear or two!!

Brian, AF4K
Sanford, FL

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