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Re: [TowerTalk] Non-conductive Boom Materials

To: Michael Dinkelman <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Non-conductive Boom Materials
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Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:17:13 -0500
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Hello Dink. 

The material of choice will be G10-FR4 solid rod. It can be turned to fit 
within an existing splice. 

Another option is to use this as an opportunity to extend the boom to 48ft and 
improve your gain. 

Best regards, 
Scott W3TX

On Jan 10, 2011, at 10:56 AM, Michael Dinkelman <> wrote:

> Thanks to our late December windstorms, I will soon have the opportunity
> to kill the 14MHz resonance of my 40M yagi boom. I expect the
> two easiest methods would be to make it longer with extensions
> (which would be pretty easy and cheap) or shorter by breaking it up with
> non-conducting material.
> Making it shorter by breaking up the (3 inch) boom appeals to me
> the most but I am not sure what kind of materials would be appropriate
> (for strength, weight, ultra-violet resistance, availability, and cost).
> I've read
> materials mentioned on this forum before but can't find the references.
> This is also complicated by the fact the yagi sits in a Tic Ring Cradle so
> the length
> of any non-conducting boom material could be significant if I broke the boom
> in the middle. However, I could break the two ends up.
> Just putting out a straw man at this point.
> cheers
> dink, n7wa
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