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### <a name="Radome materials for 1500-1800 M"></a> Radome materials for 1500-1800 MHz

<table border=1 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0>
  <tr>
    <th bgcolor="#99CCCC"><strong> Material </strong></th>
    <th bgcolor="#99CCCC"><strong> dB attenuation </strong></th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.005 in. plastic film bag </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.05 in. Tupperware (cloudy) </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.06 in. Rubbermaid (opaque) </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.0625 in. Vector perfboard </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.125 in. Plexiglas </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 2.0 in. styrofoam </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 20 lb bond paper </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> Cotton cloth </td>
    <td> &amp;lt;0.1 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.07 in. Rubbermaid (cloudy) </td>
    <td> 0.2 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.125 in ABS pastic </td>
    <td> 0.2 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> bubble pack, 0.25 in. bubbles </td>
    <td> 0.2 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.125 in. linen phenolic </td>
    <td> 0.5 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.375 in. dry plywood </td>
    <td> 1.0 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.70 in. plexiglas </td>
    <td> 1.2 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.25 in. solid phenolic </td>
    <td> 1.5 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.05 in. rubber sheet </td>
    <td> 2.0 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.75 in. dry plywood </td>
    <td> 3.0 </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td> 0.01 in. brass shim stock </td>
    <td> &amp;gt; 50 </td>
  </tr>
</table>

J. Dubois, "Radome Materials for 1500-1800 MHz," <cite>Journal of the Environmental Satellite Amateur Users Group</cite>, Vol. 89, no. 1, Spring 1989.

-- [[GlennLeBrasseur]] - 20 Oct 2003