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Painting antenna fiberglass radome

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#1 Citizen



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Posted 13 September 2020 - 06:32 PM

Just wondering, has anyone ever painted one of those white fiberglass GMRS antenna radomes? 


The the other pipes coming out of my roof are gray (like a primer color), and I think a white antenna radome would really stand out.  So to visually subdue the antenna some, I thought about painting it gray, or at least putting a light coat of primer on it.


Question is, would doing so noticeably affect the antenna's performance?





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Posted 14 September 2020 - 08:32 AM

I live in a desert HOA and paint all of my antennas to match the nearest plant. I use a flat paint that has no metal content.

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 11:56 AM

I've always painted my antennas and masts flat black with non-metallic paint.  They are far less noticeable that way, and more likely to meet WAF (wife acceptance factor) requirements.  I've never had any problem with performance and there is no measurable change in the SWR readings before or after.

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