Of course I cannot comment on others experience, each QTH has its
own subtle characteristics.
I can say what my experience has been. I have used #14 Flex-Weave
in an intensive salt water environment where it is very frequently
subjected to high winds. Some has been up for about 3 years now and
some a bit less. It has stood up to tropical storm winds and winter
ocean gales. So far so good at Radio N1MSV :>
73 ... Gary
Jim Pratt wrote:
> Not to get into a huge debate here, but to offer some empirical data instead:
> Some years ago, we erected an 80 meter loop antenna system at W6GO.
> Originally, the antenna was made of FlexWeave, and it did not survive
> very long. It was later retrofitted to CCS wire and has remained up in
> the air for several years, through very high winds and "El Nino".
> Given the applause for FlexWeave from many quarters, it MUST have been an
> installation error on our part... ;=>
> Take this info in the spirit in which it was given. 73!
> Jim N6IG
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