> I am quite concerned about all the aluminum cleaning chat recently. It is
> well known that any of these abrasive cleaners and pads will leave
> micro-scratches in the aluminum surface. Due to the skin effect at our high
> the rf flow will encounter a maze of conduction channels that not only will
> increase the electrical length of the element, can reverse the electron
> creating pattern nulls in some directions.
> The only approved method of restoring beam antenna appearance and
> performance is replacement of the aluminum tubing.
Preferably in a much larger antenna.
> You can find a complete selection of NEW virgin aluminum tubing at great
> prices at _www.texastowers.com_ (http://www.texastowers.com) under the
> "aluminum". With these low prices and availability, there is no reason to
> even think about any other restoration method. Who wants to be caught
> aluminum when you could be hamming it up instead?!
> Please let me know what you need!
> Gerald Williamson K5GW
> Owner/General Manager,
> Texas Towers
What da ya wanna bet some one takes you serious Gerald? <:-))
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