[amsat-bb] Re: Elk as a Base Antenna

WB2LLP wb2llp at optonline.net
Mon Feb 21 08:51:59 PST 2011

Unfortunately, Marine Spar varnish does not last well in the sun, even here 
in the mid-Hudson Valley of NY.  I owned a boat with Mahogany railings and 
they had to be refinished at least once during the season.   I spoke to the 
Manufacturer of one of the best varnishes and he admitted that even their 
varnish would not last the season if you wanted a nice shine and protection.

For items that need protection, I now use white house paint.  Not very 
pretty, but it lasts.

73 de WB2LLP  Gene

---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clint Bradford" <clintbradford at mac.com>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 12:06 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Elk as a Base Antenna

>>> ... used an Elk as a base station antenna ...
> I would use Blue LocTite on all element threads ... then probably use 
> marine spar varnish on it all before mounting in a semi- or permanent 
> outdoor situation.
> And, of course, have some manner to rotate it.
> Clint, K6LCS
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