"Dick Green". wrote:
> Hi. I need a good source for radial wire for a 40M 4-square that I'm
> I need about a mile (5,000 feet) of suitable 18 gauge wire. In the past,
> I've used uninsulated tinned wire (I'm open to alternate suggestions here.)
> I also need a few hundred feet of heavier gauge wire for bus bars.
> Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks.
> 73, Dick, WC1M
> --Hi Dick. I have a three element phased array on 40 here, also a 160
meter inverted L, and I use galvanized electric fence wire. Not sure on
the prices any more, but it was around 15.00 for a half mile I think.
Mine has been out for about 12 years, and it is just now starting to show
some corrosion around the base of the antennas. I have a lot of copper
wire that I have scrounged. One real good source for wire I've found is
garage sales. I have bought half rolls of copper wire for a dollar or
less. Also some electrical houses will give you scrap wire for salvage
prices. I got a sheath of wire from my work place that had 35 number
14 wires in it, 130 feet long for nothing. Just to haul it off. So with
a little ingenuity you can come up with some pretty good deals.
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