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[TowerTalk] Rain Static - Anything to Do?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rain Static - Anything to Do?
From: (C. Logan Dietz (KE5FI))
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 1997 18:20:36 -0800
Pete Smith wrote:
> This morning, there was a steady spring rain outside when I turned on the
> radio, and as a result I had rain static 

I agree with Rolf that insulated wire will help with static build up on 
wire antennas.  I seem to remember that we found that out with the 
rhombic at K2USA.  I definately also remember that when you use insulated 
wite, the resonant freq can be as much as 5% lower according to the type 
of insulation.  I did not believe this was possible, but proved it to 
myself (and N5RP) when we built a triband quad for field day using 
insulated wire and it was resonant below all three bands!

Chuck, KE5FI

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