Re: [loopantennas] Re: Self supporting copper tubing?
>Ooooooh!! I hadn't thought of that. Together with a plywood form to
> Has anyone tried filling the copper tube with sand or salt to bend
> without kinking?
> Steve Greenfield
get the curvature correct, that may be a simple, cost-effective solution.
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> >Hard copper tends to kink or at the very least oval out quite a bit (I
> Hmmm... You could possibly bend 5/8" copper pipe with a 1/2" EMT
> bending tool.
doubt that would harm reception though) ... You can buy springs for
bending hard copper without kinking it, that's that I did to make a
quadrafilar helix for weathers sats ... It's a lot of work still to
bend it without kinking