TopBand: beverage wires

Wilfried Gottschald
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 09:12:38 +0000

Saul Abrams wrote:

> I have a question which I have been curious about for the longest time:
> My beverages are made of three strands of 22 guage double insulated wire
> twisted together.  It is some sort of mil-spec wire (dated 1959) I got from
> an old MARS friend when he passed away. The wires are connected together
> only at each end (ICE box and resistor to ground rod). I know the wires are
> capacitivly coupled to each other, but on the rare ocassions that they
> break I have been splicing each strand separately, maintaining the
> integrity of each wire.  Is there really any advantage to this extra work,
> or should I just twist the broken wires together at that point and be done
> with it?  Your ideas/thoeries gratefully appreciated.   Thanks   73  Saul
> K2XA

Hy Saul, I using the same kind of wire for several years on all my beverages
dont find any problem on that. My antennas doing well, so I think there is no
need to splice the two wires out. I connect both sides together, the front and
the end
of it.

73 Wil DJ7AA

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