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Re: [TowerTalk] HyTower leg insulators

To: "K8RI on Tower talk" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] HyTower leg insulators
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 10:11:12 -0800
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At 08:39 AM 1/30/2006, K8RI on Tower talk wrote:

>Delrin is very easy to machine and mechanically stable unlike Teflon, but I
>don't know about its resistance to UV.

There are UV resistant forms, typically loaded with carbon black or some 
other pigment. It's still an insulator, but I wouldn't use it for high 
voltage use.

>   "I think" it's pretty good.  I used
>to make bearings out of the stuff.  It's much better than Nylon or
>Polyethylene although not nearly as strong as fiberglass. OTOH in your
>installation it doesn't need to be.
>Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
>N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2


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