On 10/23/07 06:28 pm Robert Carroll wrote:
> I used solid THN in NJ for various wire antennas which were up for years
> with no sign of deterioration. Then I moved to the Atlanta area and put up
> a DZepp for 40m about two years ago. There has been deterioration in that
> antenna. Strands of what I thought were insulation were hanging down form
> it, but did not seem to affect it.
> Recently I had it down and found that it was not actually insulation which
> was hanging down. It was some sort of clear coating which had been applied
> over the colored insulation. There was no sign of cracks or breaks in the
> colored insulation, but maybe that will follow soon.
I have found that that thin clear outer sheath does not do well outdoors
-- and of course it was never intended for exposure to sunlight/UV.
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