[AMRadio] Drying out HV transformers / Chokes

John Coleman ARS WA5BXO wa5bxo2005 at pctechref.com
Sun Sep 18 18:47:41 EDT 2005

	The "Idea" is for us rednecks, that have a car sitting around
that we don't drive, is not drivable, or we can't afford to buy gas for
it.  Truth be known, that a totally sealed up small space such as a
trunk of a car, may not work to well because the "air saturation with
water" would probably occur before the XRMR was depleted of water.
Perhaps you could open the trunk once in while on a day of low humidity
and then close it back up for a while longer.  Of course if you did
drive it around and can afford the gas then perhaps a positive crank
case ventilated vehicle could be modified so that the air intake for the
crank case came from the trunk. HIHI 

	I can see the next Jeeves cartoon now!
John, WA5BXO

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Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 4:50 PM
To: Mike Dorworth, K4XM; Discussion of AM Radio
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Drying out HV transformers / Chokes

Hmmm, been most interesting. If I tried this with my 1999 Dodge Stratus,
my open frame BC-610 transformer, two things would occur:

1.) rust since my trunk seal leaks
2.) my gas mileage will suffer noticeably as well as car handling

and maybe,

3.) If I get into an accident, the dang thing might smash me where I sit
the drivers seat. A BC-610 transformer flying through the air is not


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