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Pie Pan Solar Radiation Shield

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Pie Pan Solar Radiation Shield

Post by Buford T. Justice » Thu 12 Sep 2013 4:08 am

I need to build a better radiation shield. Would pie pans spray-painted glossy bright white work? Would the signal be badly weakened from the transmitter inside of them?

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Re: Pie Pan Solar Radiation Shield

Post by steve » Thu 12 Sep 2013 6:50 am

Assuming you mean metal ones, they won't be suitable. Plastic plant pot "saucers" are much better.
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Re: Pie Pan Solar Radiation Shield

Post by Buford T. Justice » Thu 12 Sep 2013 6:52 am

Yup steel ones. They are bright and shiny though. Oh well.
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Re: Pie Pan Solar Radiation Shield

Post by steve » Thu 12 Sep 2013 7:10 am

They will heat up in the sun and turn into a nice oven, even painted white. And while I am no radio expert, I think they are almost certain to block or severely reduce the signal.
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Re: Pie Pan Solar Radiation Shield

Post by Buford T. Justice » Sat 14 Sep 2013 2:47 am

Alright thanks. I exchanged the pie pans for plastic plates.


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