I'm planning my first beam, mostly work 40&20 (with a Carolina Windom now).
I'll place it at 35 to 45' height, and would like to keep the turning radius
<15' and visual impact low. $$ not too big a consideration for something
that I want to last many years.
Wire beams (e.g. Optibeam OBW10-5, Spiderbeam) show great specs vs Al tube
designs, and nice low visual impact / wind loading. But are these specs
What about the longevity of fiberglass construction (e.g. UV etc) vs
aluminum? I'd like my beam to last a good 10-15 years. Or am I better off
with a conventional trapless mini-beam, e.g. Force C-3SS (good specs at
least on 20 meters)?
This is my first TT post. I'm sure the archives covered a lot of this, so
sorry if this is a redundant.
David WA6PXX, Mercer Island, WA
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