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Re: Paint and RF



Latex should be fine, i would think.  Just make sure it's not from 
China,  the lead is an excellent shield!  Hi Hi.

Joe

David Donaldson wrote:

>Worse case, it would be no different then using a metal boom.  It would
>detune it slightly so you'd see some distortion of pattern or impedance
>match issues.  If it was me, I would not loose sleep over it.  It might need
>some tweaking.
>
>We find in cellular at 850 MHz that we have to use paint without metal when
>covering the fiberglass raydomes but painting the boom is nothing like that.
>But unless you going to put this behind a painted wall it's not an issue big
>issue.
>
>Dave
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>From: amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces@amsat.org] On
>Behalf Of Andrew Rich
>Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 6:44 PM
>To: Amsat-Bb@Amsat. Org
>Subject: [amsat-bb] Paint and RF
>
>Something just dawned on me.
>
>I have been painting the wooden booms of my antenna
>
>Does painting a boom affect it ?
>
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