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Re: Cross boom-insulated or not?



Quoting Jim Wright <wa4ivm@amsat.org>:

> I am looking at mounting two M2 antennas on the same cross boom.
> Question is should they be on an insulated cross boom to preserve
> pattern or will they work correctly on a metallic cross boom?  M2 tech
> support is already on the way to Dayton.
>
> I like the idea of having everything at DC ground potential, but don't
> want a deaf antenna system.
>
> All comments are appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Jim

Hello Jim,

I propose you the following reading: http://www.g6lvb.com/fibermetalboom.htm

btw, I do use an metallic boom.

73, Luc


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