Thanks for pointing that out. I'm sure 60% copper clad aluminum will work just
as well as copper radials.
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>Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:51:49 -0800 (PST)
>From: Jeff Woods <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Topband: Price of Copper Going Up
>To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>,
>Cc: Dennis W0JX <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Be advised that the wire in the Ebay listing is Copper Clad
> Aluminum. The fine print's towards the bottom.
> While I'd have no qualms about using it for my seasonal, above
> ground radials, some of you with higher standards and deeper
> pockets may prefer all copper.
> -Jeff, W0ODS
> From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: Dennis W0JX <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2013 8:18 AM
> Subject: Re: Topband: Price of Copper Going Up
> Despite the high cost of copper, there are still affordable
> sources of copper radial wire. For example, 16 AWG speaker
> wire can be purchased on eBay for $52.25 per one thousand
> feet including shipping within the U.S.
> Its not difficult to separate this "zip cord" speaker wire
> to produce 2000 feet of wire, that's affordable radial wire
> at 2.6 cents per foot. One minor bit of caution, the wire
> separates more easily at room temperature. The insulation
> hardens a bit in cold weather, increasing the effort to
> unzip it.
> Speaker wire is N O T suitable for antenna construction,
> its has inadequate tensile strength. But it works great for
> ---- Original message ----
> >Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:16:23 -0800 (PST)
> >From: Dennis W0JX <email@example.com>
> >Subject: Topband: Price of Copper Going Up
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >For those of you planning on putting in big ground radial
> systems, you might want to buy your wire sooner than later.
> Either that or hedge your cost by investing in copper
> futures! See link below:
> >73, Dennis W0JX/8
> >Topband Reflector
> Topband Reflector