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Re: [TowerTalk] Horse fence wire antenna

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Horse fence wire antenna
From: Mike Schatzberg <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 14:58:55 -0400
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Hi All,

Most high tensile horse fence wire is high tensile class III Zinc Galvanized 
high carbon alloy. 

The 300 series stainless steels are magnetic, while the 400 series stainless 
steels are only slightly magnetic. 

Stainless steels like PH 17 are used as radiators in both low and UHF frequency 
whip antennas. 

The conductivity of these materials are roughly 2.2 percent of copper. The AC 
resistance of these metals will change with frequency and resulting skin effect 

The zinc plating generally will provide a full generation of rust protection. 

73 and Happy DXing,


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On May 23, 2012, at 2:05 PM, "Rick Karlquist" <> wrote:

> Keith Dutson wrote:
>> My roll of tape is not magnetic.
>> Keith NM5G
> Magnetic or not, all stainless steels are much lossier
> than copper.
> Rick N6RK
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