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Re: [TowerTalk] Wire Dipole Meets High Voltage Electric

To: "Jeff Stevens" <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wire Dipole Meets High Voltage Electric
From: "Dan Zimmerman N3OX" <>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 18:49:04 -0500
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>A few folks recommended off-list to use insulated wire for the dipole.
>I'm considering using the copper-weld style copper plated steel wire
>for strength / conductivity.  Is there anything similar that is
>insulated?  I would have to insure the insulation is UV stable as well.

If you take W5DXP's suggestion to make a folded dipole out of ladder line,
you can purchase copper clad steel ladder line... then you've got good
insulation, the strength of copperweld,  and an antenna that is naturally at
DC ground potential.


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