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Re: Corroded antennas



From: "Bruce Nolte" <brucenol@abs.net>
To: "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@usna.edu>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2001 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Corroded antennas


> As a practical matter, you may want to polish at least the driven elements
and
> perhaps the reflective elements and a few of the adjacent director
elements on
> a beam with a material such as Scotchbrite or  fine emery cloth, and coat
the
> freshly polished aluminum with a clear lacquer to protect them

Being in Tampa, Florida I've noticed rapid "coating" of the elements due to
my chlorine pool and the sea.... I now use "exterior SPAR Varnish" (ship
quality)
to coat the elements... works very well...



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