Topband: Capacity Hat Wire Size

Bruce Osterberg n9bx73 at
Tue Jan 2 10:31:48 EST 2018

Good Morning:\

To improve my 160 vertical I want to change its configuration from an 
inverted L to a Capacity Hat Vertical.  Vertical will be 57 Feet high 
with Capacity Hat wires.  I am using an 18 Meter Spider pole.  I plan on 
running 1.5 KW to it.  Looking at spider pole website it says 18 Gage 
wire for the Vertical part and 26 Gage wire for the capacity Hat.  But 
it says nothing about the power handling capacity of these wires, (both 
vertical and horizontal).  I know the spider pole is a bit flimsy at the 
55 foot level so a smaller wire is needed but I am sure someone on this 
reflector has the answers I need.

Bruce N9BX 73

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