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Author Topic: Cantenna oil  (Read 1707 times)
W8JI
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2008, 08:13:25 PM »

Ant urine works fine. It just takes a while to fill the can up.
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W6VPS
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2008, 10:27:01 PM »



Ant urine...is that sorta like changing the oil in your cow ?

Boo Charles...Boo !!!

But funny none the less..

73 /  Paul-W6VPS
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K1CJS
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2008, 06:12:54 AM »

Brake fluid may work as well.  I have a smaller homebrew cantenna, (one quart size) and I used brake fluid in it.  Made it a few years ago and opened it up to check it when I read this thread.  Everything looks OK and it still works OK.
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W8ATA
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2008, 06:32:30 AM »

Well a while back I did try W8JI's suggestion for fresh goat testicles on a J pole and that worked. So now I'll try the ant urine. Slow collection for sure, but an ant diuretic will speed it up. Any suggestions for one?

73,
Russ
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WA3SKN
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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2008, 07:26:00 AM »

You can use just about any oil at HF.  And, you will probably want a better dummy load than the "Cantenna" at VHF and above anyway! There are lots of surplus VHF+ dummy loads available on the market nowadays.
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-Mike.

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W3LK
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2008, 10:29:54 AM »

If you go for the ant urine, you need to invest in a couple of ant farms and not depend upon a single ant!

73,

Lon - W3LK
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2008, 07:13:30 AM »

Local vet supply;
    Otherwise, 99 Cent stores, Dollar Tree, etc. usually have pint bottles.  That adds up to $8.00, not $48.00 for a gallon.
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KE5HLS
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2008, 06:55:20 PM »

Ok, so tell me if I've been mis-advised. I got a Cantenna 2nd hand some time ago & needed oil. After having a little trouble locating transformer oil for a good price, someone suggested vegetable oil.
I found this readily available  cheap at WalMart, & etc.

I bought a gallon for about $5 & have been using it for about a year or so now. I have driven up to full legal ( although not for very long ) HF.
Any reasons I should know that this is a bad idea?
Thanks
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