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Re: Patchfeed burned up



Matt/Flat White, ... works for me in Bermuda and its sunny here a lot

Paul, VP9MU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Reinhard Richter" <r.richter@dj1km.de>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 4:34 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Patchfeed burned up


> Hello all,
> Hermann, OE5HFM had a mischief with his homebrew patchfeed. He has left
his
> antenna unintenionally parked pointing south and with 30 elevation. Next
> day he did not hear anything from AO-40. When inspecting his antenna, he
saw
> the burned-up feed. The feed had a plastic cover which can be seen on the
> winter picture. See pictures at www.dj1km.de/oe5hfm/. Text is in German
but
> the pictures speak for themselves.The sun has travelled through the focus
> of the antenna on a bright sunny day, causing this damage.
> He has left the dish blank, only covered with clear plastic spray. To
> prevent similar for the future, he will now paint the dish. Question is
> which color? Any recommendation?
>
> 73
>  Reinhard, DJ1KM
>
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