> I think the problem comes from the fact we confuse light
> with 14MHz signals Daron. We can see through the shield, so
> we assume RF can leak through. Fortunately our eyes don't
> run at radio frequencies, and that large .005 inch gap looks
> pretty damn small to a wave that is 2 meters long, let alone
> one that is 40 meters long.
Except that the shield is woven, so the conductors "penetrate the shielding
plane", and can carry energy from inside to outside. All bets are off on
small apertures with woven shielding.
All the following practical comments about foil shields vs braid are well
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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