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Topband: Beverage Question

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Subject: Topband: Beverage Question
From: Charlie Young <>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:28:41 -0500
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Starting my 3rd season on Topband.  I have some beverages installed, but due to 
my terrain and the layout of the property, they are far from optimal.  The 
longest one is only 450' long and the others are 300 to 350'.  One of them runs 
upslope, a couple run downslope and a couple run sort of sideslope.  They all 
seem to work after a fashion.  I suspect they would work better on 160 if the 
length could be increased. 
My beverages are all constructed out of aluminum electric fence wire, which is 
cheap and has held up well.  My question:  Would it be beneficial to replace 
the bare wire with insulated wire to make the beverages appear electrically 
I have the option to put up a longer NE wire, but it will run steeply upslope 
for the first 1/2 of the length, then steeply downslope for the remainder and 
we might do 600' to 700' with this one.  If I build it, we could use insulated 
wire.  I would consider changing the others to insulated wire if it would make 
a real world difference.  
Thanks for any responses.
CU on Topband
73 Charlie N8RR                                           
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