Re: IC 7000 Quit


jadief@reagan.com
 

Contacts on today's electronics & communications equipment are gold-plated. Therefore, when 'cleaning' them, one must observe caution.
Gold is one of the metals used in plating that does NOT corrode, as opposed to silver & copper.

 

Use a spray-type contact cleaner that is recommended for the afore-mentioned equipment, and wipe w/a Q-Tip or cotton cloth. 

 

NEVER, EVER, ATTEMPT TO USE AN ERASER OF ANY TYPE ON ELECTRICAL CONTACTS; REMOVAL OF THE GOLD-PLATING INTRODUCES CORROSION TO THOSE CONTACTS.

The late comedian Paul Lynde once mentioned the extreme thinness of a piece of meat: "It's So Thin it Has Only One Side". That correctly describes gold-plating on electrical/electronics contacts. Take good care of it!

 

John Diefenbach, K1TLV

Mason, NH

 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Charles & Sandra Cohen via Groups.Io" <cpcohen1945@...>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 1:29am
To: ic7000@groups.io
Subject: Re: [ic7000] IC 7000 Quit

I'll be the third person:

. . . Clean the contacts for the remote-cable _really well_, on the faceplate, the cable, and the body.  They are prone to getting dirty, and the contact force is low.

. . . Isopropyl or methyl alcohol seems to work well.

It doesn't take much dirt to cause trouble.

.   Charles / VA7CPC

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