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RE: Camofuflage for antenna.



DO NOT use military cammo paint, better known as CARC.

It has properties that would be undesirable for RF.

Mike.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> Behalf Of Lew Jenkins
> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2000 8:17 PM
> To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Camofuflage for antenna.
> 
> 
> Hi All
> 
> I am a new AMSAT member and have considerable HF experience
> but virtually none above 28 MHz so please forgive the probable FAQ.
> 
> I am currently setting up a station in Carmel by the Sea, California
> which has a Draconian attitude about antennas . (Clint Eastwood is
> no longer the mayor , I think he's OK with antennas :)) I 
> plan to put the
> Meyers 2.4 GHz Dish and a some other antennae on top of the 2nd
> floor roof, but need to provide heavy camouflage. I would 
> like to paint
> these antennas with regular camo paint. Is there a problem 
> with that or
> should I be using a special type of paint?
> 
> Another antenna is going just above a large pine tree and
> I was going to use plastic plants attached to it to further hide it.
> Will this be a problem at 144 MHz ?
> 
> Any other suggestions would be welcome.
> 
> 
> Lew
> N6VV
> lew@book.net
> 
> 
> 
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