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[TowerTalk] Open Wire (another use)

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Open Wire (another use)
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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:47:20 EST
In a message dated 16.11.99 06:40:42 Pacific Standard Time, K7GCO writes:
(To W2NU):

    Your switchable Beverage is a great application for open wire line and 
your support idea is great.  Can you send me the technical details as that is 
one antenna I want to use in SD.  What articles are there on it?  This is one 
of the few that has evaded me.  Beverages can be lower than the usual 10'.  
It's 10' just to avoid things that want to drive or walk below it.  One can 
actually lay insulated wire on poor conductivity ground.  The signal goes 
down some but the S/N ratio improvement is sometimes better.  I want to 
experiment with insulated and uninsulated wire in beverages and quads.  There 
is some evidence that less static electricity is picked up on the insulated 
wire and will run side by side tests as I have the room there.  There is snow 
static and dust static I've heard.  I have a lot of heavy insulated wire from 
Boeing Surplus at $1/lb.
     Long live open wire line.

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