I wouldn't trust it as guy wires. The wire is intended to conduct current.
If you open up a little of the cable and "mess around" with the wires you
find them very brittle. If they left some 5/16 galvanized steel, that's a
To use it for antennas should be OK, a little heavy though. You will notice
if you stretch it too hard.
Hans - N2JFS
In a message dated 8/11/2011 12:01:34 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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.
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