[TowerTalk] Steppir VS UV Light

Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 faunt at panix.com
Mon Mar 22 19:27:36 EST 2004

I suspect that this is one of those case where actually asking the
manufacturer might be useful.  

It'd also be useful to paint the antenna to make it less visually

73, doug

   From: "Kevin Adam" <n9iww2 at verizon.net>
   Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 19:16:40 -0500
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   You want to turn a good antenna into a dummy load if painted with the wrong
   paint the color is put in the fiber glass when it's made called pigment
   coloring. Thats what protects fiberglass from UV check out the corvette it's
   all fiberglass.

   -----Original Message-----
   From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
   [mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bernard
   Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 6:31 PM
   To: towertalk at contesting.com
   Subject: [TowerTalk] Steppir VS UV Light

       Does anyone know if the fiberglass rods that Steppir uses for their
   antenna elements are specially treated to resist UV sunlight?  I looked at
   their website but could not find the answer.  Maybe it was there and I
   couldn't find it, maybe not.

       Whether they are aren't, would it hurt to paint them with a compound
   that helps fiberglass resist UV radiation?


	   Bernard, WA4OEJ

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