On 8/10/11 11:37 AM, John Hensley wrote:
> We recently had our utilities run underground to resolve some problems. Left
> is a coil of 5/16" diameter stranded aluminum power line, about 100' or more.
> Twoof the wires are black insulated, one is the ground return.
> Is this stuff suitable for guying a tower or making a "last forever" wire
> antenna ofsome sort?
> Would enjoy hearing responses to this.
Not so great as a guy wire (very little strength compared to steel)
probably last forever as a wire antenna.
Aluminum has higher loss than copper, but big diameter makes up for a lot.
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