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Re: [TowerTalk] Wire for Quad

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Wire for Quad
From: John Tait <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 16:46:34 +0100
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JACK KZ4USA wrote:
> #14, 7 strand hard drawn copper wire from Davis RF. Is this good wire 
> for my 20 meter 6 El Quad project?
> What are most people using for their Quads?
> Jack
That wire sounds good to me Jack. If it's insulated, your elements will 
be about 2 per cent smaller than for bare wire. Don't connect it in too 
rigid a fashion at the arms. I use a cheap copy of the N2US approach. He 
uses stainless steel jubilee clips and nylon webbing. I use a pair of 
heavy duty "Tie Wraps".       I've not had 
a broken element yet. Occasionally I'll have a broken cable tie after a 
bad storm, but the wire elements are free to move at the attachment 
point, so they don't flex and break.
I use single strand hard drawn copper wire, about 1.5mm OD which was 
"rescued" from the telephone company.
  Good luck with your Quad OM.. Vy 73.

  John EI7BA

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