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[TowerTalk] Best Antenna Wire ?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Best Antenna Wire ?
From: (Tyler Stewart)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 20:37:56 +0100
My favorite is a #13 insulated copperweld sold by RF Connection
.  It's got a tough black jacket like phillystran molded to the copperweld
wire.  It's not exactly cheap, but worth it for any TX wire under stress.

73, Ty K3MM

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Date: Tuesday, April 21, 1998 05:46
Subject: [TowerTalk] Best Antenna Wire ?

>I need some suggestions about antenna wire... what I should look for and
>where to look for it.
>I've been asked to find 800-1000 feet of wire suitable for making any of a
>variety of "wire" antennas such as loops, Vees, slopers, etc. for low
>band (160-40 M) use. The wire will be used in a location where high
>winds and ice are not unusual, so tensile strength is important.
>Flexibility is also a factor as trees are the prime means of suspension
>and support.
>Possibly this has already been disussed and summarized. If so, please
>tell me where to look.
>Anyone with ideas of what I should look for and where I can find it,
>please pass it along to:
>Joe, W5ASP
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