[TenTec] Open wire

Paul DeWitte K9OT k9ot@mhtc.net
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:52:40 -0500

I use open wire (the plastic windowed stuff) to feed a horizontal loop up
about 40 feet on my tower. To keep the line from blowing all over in the
wind I thread a 1/8 inch nylon rope through the windows every 2 or 3 feet
from one end to the other. I tie it to the support at the top that holds the
loop and have an anchor at the bottom with a tarp strap hooked to it at the
bottom. All of the strain is on the rope and the feed line doesnt flex so it
lasts much longer.(doesnt break by flexing).  I think instead of worrying if
the line radiates or not try it and if it works use it and if it dont try
something else (personal opinion only). 73 Paul K9OT