At 01:01 PM 12/5/2006, Dan Zimmerman N3OX wrote:
> > After experiencing this failure, I'm not sure its the best material to wind
> > a coil around.
>Well, it seems from all the advice I've recieved that PVC is
>*marginal* as a coil form. I've gone and built the thing anyway; did
>it last night, but since I'm running low power and other system
>losses are more detrimental, I think it will work OK in this
I'd say that PVC is a fine material for coil forms, if it works. My
experience with using it has been generally good, but unpredictable
(that is, every once in a while you get a piece of junk). It's also
not the best structural material if it gets warm. There are other
inexpensive plastics that might be a good choice.
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