[TowerTalk] Lexan

Ronald Gorski R.Gorski at Astronautics.com
Mon Jun 26 10:01:28 EDT 2006

At 09:47 AM 6/26/06 -0400, donovanf at starpower.net wrote:
>I've used "Type LE Phenolic" for all of my element mounting
>plates for 35 years.  The oldest material is still in use, and other
>than some deterioration the original color, they are all as good
>as new.
>You can order various sizes from Mcmaster-Carr.  For your
>antenna, assuming you have an appropriate saw, a 12x12 inch
>plate may be the best purchase, part number 8474K141 and the
>price is $21.
>Good luck!
I agree with Frank. Linen base phenolic is strong, easily machined and will 
last for years. Collins used this material for insulators on large military 
Ron N9AU

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