I had a Lightning Bolt 5-band quad up for 11 years, until an ice storm
snapped the boom last Feb. When I took it down, the wires were still like
new. I believe they were conposed of an alloy used in welding. If anyone
is interested, I can see if I still have one of the spools left with the
information on it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Turner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 03:24
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wire for Quad
> ORIGINAL MESSAGE:
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 23:05:51 -0400, "Bob Maser"
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Teflon covered stranded is used by many. How you fasten it to the
> >is VERY important.
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> 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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