Topband: One wavelength Beverage

Cqtestk4xs at Cqtestk4xs at
Wed Oct 15 10:00:49 EDT 2003

In a message dated 10/15/03 11:11:41 AM Greenwich Standard Time, 
w8ji at writes:
"All my initial Beverages were insulated wire, now all of mine are bare wire.
There was never any difference between them under any condition."...W8JI
Although there would be no difference in any kind of static, for mechanical 
purposes, wouldn't the "appeared length" be slightly longer because the 
insulation tends to make the wire "electrically longer"?  Perhaps another way to 
squeeze a few extra feet out of short Beverages?

I have found the size of the wire to make 80 meter loops around 8 feet 
shorter, than would have been expected when using heavily insulated nr 14 braided.

Bill K4XS

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