|[AMRadio] Shorting stick|
gkbrown at gwi.net
Sat Jun 3 04:38:56 EDT 2006
Broom sticks make good bleeder resistors.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neal Newman" <groucho at skyweb.net>
To: "Mike Dorworth, K4XM" <k4xm at arczip.com>; "Discussion of AM Radio"
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Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Shorting stick
> Flames coming.......ZZZZZZZAP.
> Broom Handle? wooden broom handle? Thats living on the Edge
> thats what you use to play russian Roullette . Using that wooden stick
> and you just may see
> I would never use a wooden Broom handle with a nail in it as
> described below.
> wood retains moisture and will bite you at 4000 volts.or less. Make sure
> its a non conductive Plastic or better yet Fiberglass pole/dowel...
> Mike Dorworth, K4XM wrote:
> >Discharging is not the idea. If all is well it will NEVER discharge
> >anything. A nail with a good hooked ground strap in a broom handle is
> >perfect. This is to keep you from making a sudden trip to the hereafter
> >only. If it should ever actually be called on to work you will normally
> >holler out the name of the Christian Savior in a loud voice! This is why
> >folks in the business call them "Jesus Sticks!"
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: <abeck at xplornet.com>
> >To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> >Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 9:57 AM
> >Subject: [AMRadio] Shorting stick
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