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Re: M2 Fiberglass Boom preparation



I wouldn't recommend painting it.  Mine has held up well in the sun.

Dave

At 02:32 PM 11/11/2001 +1100, Norm and Cathy Beasley wrote:

>Dear Fellow Satellite Enthusiasts,
>
>I am in the process of setting up a satellite station, based around the M2
>VHF(22 elements)/UHF (42 elements) line of antennas. I am using the M2
>Fiberglass boom and will turn the antennas with a Yaesu 5500 az/el rotor.
>
>My question pertains to the fiberglass boom. Do I need to paint it, or in
>some other way treat it? I am at 5100 ft (1553 Meters) ASL, 6 degrees south
>of the Equator (i.e.: Sun and UV fairly intense). If I do, please advise
>materials and process. TIA.
>
>Cheers, and 73,
>
>Norm
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