[amsat-bb] Radomes

Howie DeFelice howied231 at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 22 17:34:10 UTC 2016

I have done exactly that using a small plastic wastebasket with no issues. I would avoid black since it may have some carbon in it. 

- Howie AB2S

> To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
> From: nss at mwt.net
> Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:25:43 -0500
> Subject: [amsat-bb] Radomes
> I'm putting together a very basic and simple ground station.  I have a 
> Little Wheel 70cm for an antenna, and a NICE ARR 70 cm gasfet preamp.
> Now I want to mast mount of course the pre amp right at the antenna. And 
> there are a lot of connections there. So was thinking of making some 
> sort of a Radome to cover it all.
> And was thinking something as simple as a Ice Cream Bucket.
> Are there any "Plastics" I should avoid? I do not want to have any 
> effect on the already weak RF. I want it to be as transparent as possible.
> Thoughts?
> Joe WB9SBD
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