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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by GarethW, Jan 9, 2013.

    1. mvalenti

      mvalenti Well-Known Member

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      How are you making out with this?
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      UV resistant sheet materials in the thickness I want are a nightmare to get hold of (unless I want to buy 1 tonne fo £3k+). Found an antenna manufacturer in China who can sort me out at sane prices and volumes forunately. Everyone's using high impact ABS for low-cost radomes, apparently.
       
    4. bluerover

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      If you are looking for an aircraft radome -40 is not low enough
       
    5. gary259

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      Hi, I worked with several antenna companies in the UK from 1994 to 2004 working on mobile phone base station antennas for PCN, GSM, UMTS & 3G networks. After much trial & testing we settled on Shell (now Nova) STYROSUN for both extruded & vac-formed radome covers.

      STYROSUN is an outdoor weatherable styrene polymer which combines high impact strength, durability, toughness, ease of processing and outdoor weatherability in a cost effective polymer.

      It is readily extruded in flat sheets of numerous thicknesses.

      This material proved to be almost RF transparent for our applications which had a cover thickness of about 3mm.

      There are numerous data sheets on the web.

      Regards
       
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