Topband: Inverted "L" Radiation Resistance vs vertical heigh t

Ed Swynar gswynar at
Thu Sep 14 11:59:43 EDT 2006

On 14th September Joe wrote...

> While I'm here, is there a source of #16 or #18 CCS wire in large
> quanties?  I saw a large spool of welding wire that appeared
> to be copper coated, but it seems the copper coating is to thin
> to make this wire useful for radials.


Stay AWAY from any of that stuff!

Some years ago I was given a HUGE spool of copper-coated welding wire ---
nice copper clad steel wire that'll last a lifetime, thought I...and so
early in the summer I painstakingly made a run of 100' long open-wire
transmission line out of the stuff, only to see my handiwork degenerate into
two parallel lines of RUST before Christmas that same year!

~73~ Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ

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