[TowerTalk] Lexan

Jim Miller JimMiller at STL-OnLine.Net
Mon Jun 26 00:12:45 EDT 2006

I would like to see replies about using kitchen cutting board material for
this purpose.  Strength, UV, etc.

tnx es 73, de Jim KG0KP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ed Stallman" <n5blz at ev1.net>
To: <6mEME at yahoogroups.com>; <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 9:37 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Lexan

> I'm building a 6 meter yagi and I'm insulating the elements from the boom.
> my plans are to use a U bolt with saddle around the boom, then use lexan
> fastened to the saddle with the 1/2 inch element then fastened to the
> lexan. The question I have is who is a good source for lexan? I did a
> search on MCMASTER-CARR web page http://www.mcmaster.com/ for lexan and I
> found POLYCARBONATE Sheets 1/4 inch thick PN 85805 K28
> Will this be strong enough? will it hold up under UV ? They have other to
> choose from, so is their a better choice?
> Tnx for ur help Ed N5BLZ
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