Topband: Radial Wire Size

Clive GM3POI gm3poi2 at
Thu Sep 3 15:07:49 PDT 2009

Steve, Your only consideration is mechanical strength 
because current will be divided by the number of radials. 
hence gauge not so important as an effective radial.
73 Clive GM3POI
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Miller" <hsmiller at>
To: <topband at>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 9:25 PM
Subject: Topband: Radial Wire Size

> Is there a minimum wire size electrically for radials? 
> I use #14 for
> my 40M vertical but it takes considerably more wire for 
> 160
> radials....considerably great bucks.  Thanks,  73 Steve 
> N0SM
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