|[AMRadio] Stock or modify? BC rig "value" -- Shorting Sticks|
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Fri Jun 2 12:55:13 EDT 2006
I still have the shorting stick that I used in the Air Force. It has a
curved metal rod that you can hang over the high voltage lead, particularly,
the filter capacitors. The stick is made from hard phenolic about 1-1/2
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----- Original Message -----
From: "W5OMR/Geoff" <w5omr at satx.rr.com>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio" <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Stock or modify? BC rig "value" -- Shorting Sticks
> W5OMR/Geoff wrote:
>> Donald Sanders wrote:
>>> 3 foot 3/4 inch wooden dowel or broom stick. Put a rubber bicycle handle
>>> grip on one end. Use 1/2 to 1 inch braid 3 to 4 foot long with large
>>> alligator(crocodile) clip on one end and the other end soldered to a
>>> nail in the other end. That's how we made them back in the late 50's.
>> The one I have, was supplied by John/W5MEU(sk - RIP). It is a phoenelic
>> rod, about 2 feet long, with a threaded peice of metal that screws into
>> the phoenolic, has a flat-washer, one end of 1/2" wide, stainless-steel
>> clad copper braid, about 4 foot long, attached to the rig's front panel,
>> and one of the screws holding in one of the decks.
> I must have been tired...
> it has a hooked peice of metal rod, that's threaded on one side. Where it
> threads into the phoenolic, is a flat washer against the rod and a jam-nut
> to keep it secure. There's another flat-washer on the nut, then the one
> side of the 1/2" braid (which has a mounting flange, with a hole drilled
> in it, soldered to the braid) lays on that flat washer, then another flat
> washer, a lock-washer and nut, (mil-spec) and the other end of the braid
> is secured to the cabinet by one of the mounting screws on the front of
> the rig.
> Permantly attached, and is still there, to this day.
> 73 = Best Regards,
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