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Re: covering




Fiberglass it self is not conductive. The headache comes from the adhesive
that holds the fiberglass together. Since there are MANY types of
fiberglass adhesives, it is not safe to categorize all "fiberglass"
materials in one category.
Assi 4x1kx/kk7kx


> At 09:46 AM 8/5/03 -0500, Bruce Bostwick <lihan161051@earthlink.net>
> wrote:
>>>Hello my friends:
>>>Was wondering which would be better. Covering  my 1.2 meter dish frame
>>> with
>>>fiberglass screening  or aluminum screening (hardware cloth), which
>>> would be
>>>better?
>>>
>>>Don...w2xb
>>
>>Fiberglass is nonconductive and won't reflect at all.  It might affect
>> the
>>signal slightly due to near-field capacitive loading but not in the way
>>you'd want.  Go with the aluminum screening -- it's conductive and should
>>reflect RF quite well ..
>
> Plastic is non conductive and it reflects, is fiberglass different?  I'm
> looking for a strong light weight 3' dish.   My 3' oblong primestar like
> dish is too heavy for portable.
>
> KB7ADL
>
>
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