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Re: M2 Fiberglass Boom preparation



I live at 18 deg. N and have noted deterioration in my fiberglass boom.  I
painted it with epoxy paint which seems to have helped.

73's, Malcolm
NP2L@worldnet.att.net
----- Original Message -----
From: David M. Tipton, PhD <dave@bedfordweb.com>
To: Norm and Cathy Beasley <n-c.beasley@sil.org.pg>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 4:38 AM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] 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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