Aluminum needs to be clean when it goes together for good electrical
contact, and steps should be taken to ensure the electrical contact remains
(NoAlOx, et al). But beyond that, there's no electrical advantage to having
shiny aluminum. It would only be vanity that compels people to spray an
entire antenna with Krylon.
So with no performance benefits, I'd rather save the effort of spraying an
antenna with Krylon and apply it instead to making sure the antenna is tuned
----- Original Message -----
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] cleaning aluminum beam elements
> In a message dated 2/16/2008 7:43:57 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Does Krylon affect the characteristics of the antenna? I've heard
> conflicting information about this but have not personally done a
> "before and after" antenna analysis. Anyone?
> The only experience I've had with Krylon is when a customer sprayed it
> on his antenna including the plastic KLM antenna element brackets. They
> cracked and had to be replaced.
> Does the manufacturer recommend spraying the antenna with anything?
> never seen it. Another application of the LXC Prime Directive to "DO what
> the manufacturer says." The converse is also true.
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
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