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Re: [TowerTalk] tree strung dipoles

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tree strung dipoles
From: "Tom Osborne" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:58:02 -0700
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I use solid wire on the 80 meter dipole here and it's been up for a long 

One thing not to do is solder the connections if possible, especially with 
stranded wire.  Where the wire is soldered is where it will break.  Just 
wrap tight! 73

> #12 solid copper should be considered a minumum for this sort of
> installation, and #10 copper is better. I use plain ordinary THHN (house
> wire). Equally important, every element of the dipole must be quite
> robust. The Alpha Delta center insulator, and the one that The Wireman
> sells are the ONLY ones to consider. The RadioWavz are AWFUL. I bought
> two to try -- both broke apart with only the weight of RG8X coax pulling
> on them.


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