Topband: Topband Digest, Vol 181, Issue 4
Pete Rimmel N8PR
n8pr at bellsouth.net
Thu Jan 4 13:29:53 EST 2018
Just remember that the highest voltages are at the ends of the top hat
wires. Insulate accordingly ;-)
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:28:22 -0500
From: Mike DeChristopher <mfdechristopher at gmail.com>
To: topband at contesting.com
I used to resonate my tower on 80m with 22 ga wire in two directions.
Never a problem with power handling at 1.5kW; I probably would have
used bigger stuff if I had any in the garage at the time.
Like others here, I think the real issue is that these wires will
become de facto guy wires, and so physical strength becomes relevant.
On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:31 AM, Bruce Osterberg <n9bx73 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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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