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Mon Feb 12 13:19:19 EST 2007
>From: Don Havlicek <n8de at thepoint.net>
>My 100 radials on my 80m vertical tower, where I lived in Indiana, were
>#24 insulated wire and did very well with no deterioration and were
>fully able to handle maximum legal power.
Assuming 1500 watts and a feedpoint impedance of 35 ohms, the
feedpoint current is ~6.5 amps. When that current divides among
100 paralleled radials, each radial carries ~65 mA, no big deal for #24.
73, Cecil, w5dxp.com
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