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Re: [TowerTalk] Topband: Source for wire?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Topband: Source for wire?
From: "Don Moman VE6JY" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:54:05 +0000
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> Rick Stealey wrote:
> >  Agway (farm supply store in NJ) this week had 1/2 mile of #17 aluminum
> > electric fence wire for $40, which is  about 1.5 cents/foot.  With tax
> that
> > comes out to $2.06 per quarter wave 160 meter radial.  21 radials per
> roll of wire.
> > Hey that's not too bad, $40 for a quite decent radial field.  $80 for a
> great one !!

#17 aluminum?? I'm certain it would be galvanized high tensile steel.  In
any case neither would be my choice for long lasting radials, depending on
your soil characteristics.   I'd visit the scrap yard first at the local
telco and look for multipair telephone cable....  I have several 100' plus
lengths of 50 and 100 pair #19 copper  that I scrounged for radial work.

73 Don

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