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Re: M2 Fiberglass Boom preparation



Back when I used a fiberglass boom, I coverered it with a sacrificial layer
of electrical tape (choose a color that  blends in to the surroundings).  I
then coated the tape with PVC cement.   Three years later when I took it
down the boom looked great!

73,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Norm and Cathy Beasley" <n-c.beasley@sil.org.pg>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2001 9:32 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] M2 Fiberglass Boom preparation


>
> 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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