Attenuation of carbon fiber and antennas


#1

I have a few frames in which the cloverleaf is close to the carbon fiber top. Would electrical tape over the top plate stop any attenuation?


#2

It’ll help with half the issue. One half is that radio doesn’t penetrate cf well, the other is that it’s conductive and messes with the antenna if it touches it.
It could be argued that there is inductive loading to consider too, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

In any event, it’ll help if it prevents the antenna from touching frame, but not any more than an air gap would.


#3

Oknthats good to know - I have a temp cloverleaf nearly touching the top plate until I can switch to a whip so put electrical tape where the stem of the antenna touches the top plate.