Jim Lux wrote:
> TexasRF@aol.com wrote:
>> 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 frequencies,
>> 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.
But doesn't Jo Gunn or a similar vendor sell some sort of antenna
polish/grease? Couldn't one just hose your antenna down, and it would
be easier than either scrubbing OR realuminuming?
you got me..and it's not even april yet.
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