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Re: fiberglass boom


The two that I know of are from M2 and "Max Gain Systems." The M2 is sort of
the "old" standard and it goes for about $150.00 on the market. Max Gain
Systems sells a similar one that costs a fraction of what the M2 boom costs,
but it requires painting to protect it from breakdown. 

There are periodic (silly) arguments on [amsat-bb] about whether or not you
need to paint a fiberglass boom to protect it, but logic pretty much
dictates that it is wise to consider it... especially if your in an
environment like I am, central Texas. Still, make up your own mind. 

http://www.m2inc.com/ (M2)
http://www.mgs4u.com/ (Max Gain Systems)

Let me know if you have any other questions. 
--Chris // N8DVM

Chris Wilkinson
Support Systems Engineer
McDonald Observatory                  
RLM 15.308 (C1400)
Austin, TX 78712

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