> How about putting some slightly oversize PVC tubing over the elements?
> They'd NEVER be able to perch on that antenna - they'll just roll off!
You should never install PVC to your antenna systems. PVC and RF field
"are not friends", even some US manufacturers (SteppIR) uses PVC in
amateur antennas. I cannot explain is it extra loss due to permeability
of PVC or which magnitude it is. Maybe somebody understands this topic
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