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[TowerTalk] insulated wire wrapped-back

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Subject: [TowerTalk] insulated wire wrapped-back
From: seay@Alaska.NET (Jan & Del Seay)
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997 08:22:18 -0800
David O Hachadorian wrote:
> I was at another contester's station not too long ago, and
> noticed that he had constructed his inverted vees with
> insulated wire, and had looped several feet of excess wire
> on the ends back on itself without removing the insulation.
> I wondered about weird end-loading effects, and possibly
> arcing under high power. Any thoughts or experience one way
> or the other?
> Dave Hachadorian, K6LL

 Has several effects - capacitive hat causing a loading effect - and
since it is at the voltage peak point of a dipole, hi voltage is
there, but the voltage developed across 6 inches or so will not be
high enough to cause arcing.
However - damned poor practice!
de KL7HF

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