[Towertalk] Antenna Wire

EUGENE SMAR spelunk.sueno@prodigy.net
Thu, 21 Nov 2002 13:07:32 -0500


     I had a coperweld-based horizontal loop at my QTH for a couple of
years.  After that time, the copper cladding corroded off.  I replaced the
clad wire with, I guess, #14 stranded bare copper.  The wire was a hamfest
special; not sure of who sold it.  But that stuff lasted for seven more
years before I took it down two summers ago.  Surface was still in pretty
good shape.


73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Merrifield <k1dq@metrocast.net>
To: towertalk@contesting.com <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002 1:05 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Antenna Wire

My wire loop came down this week  in a heavy ice storm.
I would like to put it up again with high strength wire.
Can anyone recommend a wire/source that would have
good strength but not be too difficut to handle. I have looked
at the FlexWeave which has a beaking strengh of 150lbs
and CableExperts #12 hard drawn copper which has a
breaking strength of 200lbs. I know Copperweld would
be the strongest, but it's hard to work with. Any suggestions ??


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