On 2010-07-12 21:01, Cqtestk4xs@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/12/2010 6:43:47 PM Greenwich Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> You can rub it with Scotchbrite pads to remove surface oxidation,
>> especially where parts join, but WHY would you want it to 'shine'
> Ah, but don't they look pretty glimmering in the sun...if you don't have
> any neighbors.
> I've always found the signals are louder with a new shiny antenna. It
> allows the RF to slip off better.
> Bill KH7XS (soon to be QRT and QSYed to K4-land)
Yes but don´t make it "too shiny", it will then loose a few dB on
receive since it will start to reflect the incoming RF. As they use
to say "there is no free lunch".
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