If you can arrange it mechanically, paralleling two or more wires for your
gamma wire will give you a bit more bandwidth. I used two #14 stranded wires,
supported by several PVC T-shaped arms, to shunt feed my fixed, self-supporting
tower. If you have Jeff K1ZM's book on Topband DXing, you can see a photo of
his arrangement on which I based mine.
Gene Smar AD3F
> I want use my TX-455 crank up tower for 80/160 and I want to use flexible
> wire for gamma match.
> Is the size of the gamma wire matter much? Can I use number 14 wire? I think
> it will affect bandwith but by how much in comparison to let say 1/2 inch
> gamma rod.
> Andy - VA3PL
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
> and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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