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?
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".
http://www.iol.ie/~bravo/images/Quad/cabletiespic.jpg 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 http://www.iol.ie/~bravo/
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