[TowerTalk] Wire size
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 09:26:52 -0500
This subject is treated very thoroughly in ON4UN's new ARRL
book, "Low Band DXing". I will send you a summary if you do not
have access to a copy.
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----- Original Message -----
From: N. S. FIRESTONE <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 6:17 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Wire size
> Is there any theoretical or, more importantly, practical difference in
> the performance of a vertical antenna using "skinny" buried radials.
> If I planned to use ten radials of #16 bare copper and then decided to go
> with 4/0 bare copper instead of the #16, was the money difference well
> Ignoring the chemical/mechanical survivability of the heavier wire would
> the RF care?
> 73 de Nate, W3SVJ, in Pittsburgh where it's not so smokey anymore.
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