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Re: For all you "umbrella geeks" including myself



Ever think of a "space blanket" ? about $5.00 at the local K-mart...


73
Larry
KB3CUF
larrya@compu-fixinc.com
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From: "Pieter Ibelings" <pieter@ibelings.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 4:00 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] For all you "umbrella geeks" including myself


> Hi guys,
>
> I have also been working on an umbrella dish. I have tried a couple of
> different fabrics but most break after repeated opening/closing. Today I
> finally found a source of the material that I was looking for. It is a
very
> flexible nylon cloth coated with copper and nickel. It is tarnish
resistant
> and very very conductive. The name is Flectron. The conductivity is less
> than 0.1 ohms per square. The means that a square piece no matter how big
> will be 0.1 ohms from one end to the other. The matterial is just as cloth
> and can be used to make clothing or umbrellantennas. It comes in 54 inch
> wide rolls and the price is around $22 a linear foot. This guy also has a
> couple of different cloths that are cheaper and might also work well. I
have
> 5 foot piece of this stuff on the way. 73's and hope to hear you on AO-40
on
> your Umbrellantennas.
>
> Pieter N4IP
>
> Here is the link:
>
>
> http://www.lessemf.com/
>
>
>
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