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Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

I painted my spreaders with Krylon Dual Flat Black with no issues. Haven't seen any arcing which would indicate the paint being a conductor. 73, Delwyn KH6DC
DC
Jun 28, 2014
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14883

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

I ran some tests of various paints to examine their effects near antennas and found none, so far, that cause problems including a couple black ones. I don't
John
Jun 27, 2014
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14882

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

I painted my hex beam with black and green Krypton spray paint and have no issues. Pete KD2BMX Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
kd2bmx@...
Jun 26, 2014
#14882
 
14881

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

None that I''ve noticed. Bill~  WF1L Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android None that I''ve noticed. Bill~ WF1L Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android From: Larry Dighera
wemccourt@...
Jun 26, 2014
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ei3gd
Jun 26, 2014
#14880
 
14879

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

The resistivity of carbon is about 2000 times that of copper so it's unlikely to have much of an effect in an electromagnetic field, particularly in
Brian Hunt
Jun 25, 2014
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14878

Re: Tuning the Hex Beam

I use 17 gauge electric fence wire. It was easy to solder. I modified the coax connection by soldering it directly to the driven elements. I did not use the
centurytel
Jun 25, 2014
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14877

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

AB8O. DE NX7TT Am curious which hex the ham in fla had.. We have UV. rays in idaho also....plus extreme Cold and I have had no issues now 12 years.  Btw...I
nx7tt@...
Jun 25, 2014
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14876

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

Hello Bill, It is my understanding that carbon (an electrical conductor) is used as the black pigment in paint. It would be interesting to know if black paint
Larry Dighera
Jun 25, 2014
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14875

Re: Tuning the Hex Beam

John, Thank you for the detailed response and discussion of the tuning mechanism as well as the tuning process. This is very helpful! Regards,Ron, KK6I To:
Ron Johnson
Jun 25, 2014
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14874

Re: K4KIO Pricing

I'm considering mounting it on my Chimney. Any precautions regarding heat from the chimney exhaust? I have a new never used G1000 that I'm probably going to
ion_op
Jun 25, 2014
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14873

Re: use of pvc for spreaders

You can get the pink tubing that is rated for a wider temperature range and outdoor usage in the ground etc. etc. Best regards - Bry Carling
Brian Carling
Jun 25, 2014
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14872

Re: painting fiberglass spreaders

Hi John,   I purchased a used K4KIO 6 band hex and the previous owner had painted the spreaders with a flat black enamel.  I have similar needs as he did
Bill McCourt - WF1L
Jun 25, 2014
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14871

painting fiberglass spreaders

just talked to a ham in FL who said the UV degraded the fiberglass spreaders after a couple of years... I couldn't find info on painting them in the files. I
ab8o@rocketmail.com
Jun 25, 2014
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14870

Re: use of pvc for spreaders

I've used PVC fittings for fabricating hex beam hubs, but not spreaders. PVC performs well for hubs if you select relatively thick fittings. However, I
bennyfrank85
Jun 25, 2014
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