DUSTY HINT'S

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N8ERM
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DUSTY HINT'S

Post by N8ERM » Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:03 pm

Your shack a dust magnet? I use a once used dryer fabric softener sheet. Not near as much dist is attracted.
Any more keep the shack nice hints?

N4ATS
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Post by N4ATS » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:20 am

Not for ham radio BUT here is a great one. Stop at the local auto store and get a jug of Rain-X. Stuff is fabulous, drive in heavy rain, no wipers. Just fill up you wiper washer tank with it...I hardly ever use wipers anymore. Blows people away when they are in the car with me in a rain storm... I guess it can be ham radio related as it takes the stress of driving so you can focus on radio operations in bad weather....
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KB1NXE
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Post by KB1NXE » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:06 pm

This one's been submitted for a QST Hint and Kink.

Get some of that tacking putty from a stationary store or aisle. Use it to stick your key to the desk or rigs to the desk/shelf. I also use it between rigs and accessories to keep everything in line. Put it on the screws and they won't scratch adjacent cabinets.

It removes real easy. Great to keep things in place and will also work to mount maps, charts and other things on a wall - oh wait, that's what you're supposed to use it for...

:)
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N4ATS
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Post by N4ATS » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:43 pm

Here is another one , don't want to drill holes in your dash to mount your radio? K-Mart is the ONLY place that sells "Body Molding Tape". This stuff is like welding metal to plastic PLUS you can POP off if you pry against it with a flat object incase you want to remove the radio. It is double sided molecular bonding tape that will hold a ton of weight. I use it all over the place. Its NOT carpet tape , its the tape that car manufacturers use to put plastic trim on cars! Its addicting... Cost $8.00 a roll
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Post by N4ATS » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:45 pm

Removing Cigarette Smoke (Smell).... Put the rig into a garbage bag with 3 or 4 Dryer sheets along with 3 or 4 pieces of white bread. Zip tie it for 2 to 3 days. Open it up , rig will smell like brand new.
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