OK, now I'm really confused.... according to a recent e-mail, there has
been a big discussion on the rec.radio.amateur.antennas newsgroup that
reached an "overwhelming" consensus that there are significant benefits to
be gained from using solid rather than stranded wire in antennas.
I don't have newsgroup access here, so I can't verify this, but I confess
I'm dubious. Except for a #12 copperweld dipole when I was a kid, I have
always used stranded. I can find no discussion of the relative merits of
solid versus stranded wire in the Antenna Book, or in ON4UN's Low-Band
DXing. Modeling programs I have used make no distinction between stranded
and solid conductors, though they make a very meaningful distinction, as LB
has recently pointed out, between different metals in the modeled conductors.
So, smart antenna people, what's the story?
In Wild Wonderful, fairly rare WEST Virginia
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