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Re: Patch logistics



Not that I have built a patch, but I have seen somewhere that someone used
an acrylic dome like those used on security cameras.  I just have no idea
where to find a 4" dome...  At least it's a start...

73,

Joel B. Black, W4JBB
w4jbb@charter.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karl Sandstrom" <k5man@cox.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Patch logistics


> I see that a number of folks here have built or purchased a patch antenna
of
> one flavor or another.  I too have built a W0LMD dual band patch for mode
> L/S.  Surely most of you have insects as we do here is Louisiana.  A
number
> of these "creepy crawlers" love to built between the closely spaced plates
> of a patch.  Spiders and wasps, most notably.  I'm sure that this would
> affect the tuning and circularity of the patch.
>
> Is anyone doing anything to prevent these critters from setting up house
in
> their patch?  If so, what are you doing and how is it working.
>
> Karl R. Sandstrom, K5MAN
> AMSAT Area Coordinator
> Greenwell Springs, Louisiana
> k5man@arrl.net / k5man@amsat.org
>
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