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[CQ-Contest] Wire Coiling for the impatient ?

Subject: [CQ-Contest] Wire Coiling for the impatient ?
From: w7ti@jps.net (Bill, W7TI)
Date: Fri Jan 26 19:08:16 2001
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On Fri, 26 Jan 2001 09:54:08 -0000, Hammond, Rob (EU-Pencoed) wrote:

 >I build a lot of temporary wire antennas for contesting & general operation
 >on the lower bands. However, there is nothing more frustrating than meters &
 >meters of tangled wire. It usually ends up being thrown out rather than
 >untangled !!.
 >Does anyone have any tips for keeping wire antennas in tidy storage until
 >needed. It would save me a lot of frustration.


This is kind of like how to keep long pieces of rope from getting 
tangled.  What
works for me is never allowing either loose end to get into the coil.  As long
as both ends are kept separate from each other and separate from the coil,
untangling it goes pretty quick.

I don't claim to be any great expert on this and I'm sure there are some 
Any other ideas?

73, Bill W7TI

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