> Wonder if anyone could comment on the use of 4" OD PVC Tubing as a form
> for a loading coil that will be used in an above ground shortened radial
> system on each element of a 4-SQUARE? Should I hunt around for
> Polyethylene or is the PVC OK for this type application.
Since a coil loaded elevated radial system is pretty inefficient
anyway, I don't think the loss of Q caused by using PVC would
hurt much anyway.
If the system had reasonably high efficiency, then the PVC would
be a problem.
I would worry about moisture detuning the coils. Put them in some
kind of enclosure that keeps water away from the coil.
73, Tom W8JI
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