Wow, this looks like good stuff to use for some elevated radials I am planning.
Thanks for posting this.
On Dec 30, 2010, at 5:33 AM, Jack wrote:
> Would this work?
> At 02:14 AM 12/30/2010, Grant Saviers wrote:
>> I've been looking for aluminum clad steel wire for an antenna project
>> and this led finally to a source for aluminum clad high tensile steel
>> ($90 for 3000' 11 ga). Certainly a LOT cheaper than copper or
>> copperweld alternatives.
>> It took quite a bit of googling to find this, but now the question is
>> why not use this for all wire antennas because it is cheap, very
>> strong, low-stretch, and corrosion resistant, although a little hard to
>> bend. One spool would make a lot of really tough through the woods
>> Beveridges! Also, there a number of horse fencing products that could
>> be useful for wire antennas.
>> There are some assumptions with this farm supplier, i.e. Al thickness is
>> good enough for RF. I found makers of well specified (ASTM B-415
>> Hard-Drawn Aluminum-Clad Steel Wire) Al clad guy, ground, and shield
>> wires for electric power distribution but the sizes and quantities per
>> spool are rather large and I couldn't find any retail sources. One tm
>> is Alumoweld.
>> Anybody know of sources for Al clad steel wire suitable for antenna use?
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