By the way, #14 actually means "14 gauge," and -- someone help me on this --
I think it means something like 14 spheres of that diameter would equal a
certain weight. Somehow that doesn't sound quite right concerning wire
gauge, but it must be some system like that.
Anyway, in shotguns, "shot size," it means a certain number of those (e.g.
12 gauge) -- say, 12 of them, lead spheres that diameter, would equal one
pound in weight. Think I've got that right, hence 10 gauge, 12 gauge, 16
gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge. For the smallest shotgun bore diameter, called
410, for some reason the system switches over to "caliber," or fraction of
an inch diameter, which is the system for rifle bore diameters.
73 - Rich, KE3Q
----- Original Message -----
From: "IZ4EFN Alessio" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 1:17 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] #14 wire
> Hi guys,
> a friend asked me this:
> "What should I immagine when an American Ham tells me to use a #14 wire
> for my antenna?"
> I believe that the #14 stands for the wire section, but I'm not sure.
> Thanks, Alessio IZ4EFN.
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