[TowerTalk] Fiberglass UV

WD4K WD4K2 at charter.net
Tue Mar 23 17:54:25 EST 2004

Are not the polygon guys made from solid material with a formula more than
glass matt, resin and topcoat over a hollow tube?  Just asking. I see no
common ground between these two products.  73, Tommy

-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Smith [mailto:n4zr at contesting.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 5:52 AM
To: WD4K; Joe Subich, K4IK; towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Fiberglass UV

At 01:39 AM 3/23/04, WD4K wrote:
>Nonsense?..not so when your own comments even limit the life expectancy to
>10 years or so, and that is probably a stretch..time will tell.

Hmmm -- if you're right, the guys who invested in Polygon pultruded guy
material for their big antenna farms are in bad trouble.  If the SteppIR
elements can be expected to fail from wind loading in a few years, what
about guys that periodically come under thousands of pounds of tension?

73, Pete N4ZR
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