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Re: [TowerTalk] Wire for Quad

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wire for Quad
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 20:24:04 -0700
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On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:05:51 -0400, "Bob Maser"
<> wrote:

>Teflon covered stranded is used by many.  How you fasten it to the spreaders 
>is VERY important.

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Interesting thought about the Teflon. 

And fastening is indeed important. Ideally you want some kind of
strain relief so the wire does not flex from a hard point. How you do
that, I'm not sure other than making the holes through the spreaders
with a gentle curve as opposed to a sharp edge. 

I had a four element quad up for six years and it was a fantastic
performer, but when the wires started breaking I took it down and put
up a triband yagi with a single feedline and no moving parts. It does
not play as well but it's good enough and I sleep better. 

The Alpha 89 helps too. :-)

Bill W6WRT

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