>On 6 May 97, Frank Donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I use Phillystran with Preformed Line Products grips for all of my boom
>> backstays, and I highly recommend that approach.
>As the manufacturer supplied backstays are metal, might they have any
>effect on an antenna's resonance or pattern?
>Has anyone ever modeled an antenna with and without a backstay and
>seen a difference?
>Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: email@example.com
>Newtown, PA FRC alternate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the boom support wires are at right angles to the elements, I doubt
they can affect the pattern very much, if at all. I wonder why we never
hear anyone talking about using a fiberglass boom or plastic tower? I think
for the same reason: they run at right angles to the elements.
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