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[TowerTalk] Loop Wire Corner Insulators

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Loop Wire Corner Insulators
From: (Mike Rhodes)
Date: Fri Mar 21 21:30:06 2003
How about the typical dogbone or end insulator commonly used on dipoles. Tie
one end off to the tower or whatever support and run the wire thru the other
end. The ends are typically smooth anyhow so should be ideal and the fact
that it is an insulator by design sure won't hurt anything.

Mike / W8DN

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From: "Byron Tatum" <>
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Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 9:11 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Loop Wire Corner Insulators

> Hello-
>     Can someone suggest to me a good method of supporting the antenna wire
> at the corner supports? These supports will be 25G tower.
>     My loop is to be a 160 meter full wave, using either # 10 or # 12
> fed in the center of one side. I believe I have the feed insulator
> but was curious about a good insulator for the corners, as I plan to not
> the wire - to just pass it through an insulator. I do not want to create a
> sharp bend in the wire. Someone mentioned a type of PVC elbow fitting, has
> anyone found these OK? Thanks, Byron.
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