[TowerTalk] radial wire
w7why at verizon.net
Mon Aug 21 22:49:34 EDT 2006
> Almost all of my radial wire was purchased at hamfests for 1-2
> cents/foot or less. I also have 500' of submarine "lossy coax" I was
> given when a local moved to Fl.
> The bottom line is use what you can find
Amen to that. I have found that just about every garage sale I go to has a
ball of wire laying around for a nickle or so. I grab everyone I find :-)
I have 3 40 meter verticals and an inverted L for 160 so I need all the
radioal wire I can get my hands on.
One thing you don't want to do is use galvanized wire. I bought a 1/4 mile
roll of it when I put up my first vertical about 10 years ago, and it is
just about all gone now. Just rust piles where it used to be. 73
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