[amsat-bb] Re: Fibreglass tube for G5500?

i8cvs domenico.i8cvs at tin.it
Mon Aug 22 08:13:33 PDT 2011

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Bloy" <chris at photofuture.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 11:01 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Fibreglass tube for G5500?

> Hi All,

> So, I was wondering, can I get say a 1 ½ fibreglass pole and then slip the
> slightly small aluminium pole inside to give extra strength without
> affecting the radiation pattern?

Hi Chris,M0DQO

You cannot because a fibreglass tubing fitted over an aluminium tubing
is like to have a single aluminium tubing and the radiation pattern will
be affected.

> I have google'd a couple of places and it appears I need to get tubing but
> not sure if anyone has any experience in this department?

Read please the following article written by G6LVB


> Many Thanks,

> Chris - M0DQO

73" de

i8CVS Domenico

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