bob wf3h at vsswireless.net
Sat Mar 4 20:27:47 EST 2006

I never saw any effect from looping the wire back on itself for several 
inches. Didn't throw the resonance off a bit. Of course, at 80M a few inches 
doesn't make all that much of a difference

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John & Peggy" <bankhein at frontiernet.net>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 3:27 PM

> I wonder if I could get assistance on a wire antenna question?  I am using
> #12 insulated wire and when it is terminated at the center and end
> insulators, will the looping through and back around to itself have the 
> same
> effect on resonance than if it were a straight piece of wire?  I wonder 
> how
> much longer or shorter it will effectively add to the length of the 
> antenna
> - should I consider the amount being looped or does that cancel out.  I'm
> thinking I would prefer to have the strength of the insulation passing
> through the insulator versus stripping back 6 - 8" of the insulation and
> running the bare wire through and soldered back on itself, but if I did
> strip, I am assuming the length would be equivalent to that up to the 
> center
> of the insulator hole - correct?
> Thank you....John K0JJH
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