[TowerTalk] Aluminum clad wire
k6uj at pacbell.net
Thu Dec 30 09:32:19 PST 2010
Rik and all,
I have found another smaller gauge of the aluminum wire at Tractor Supply Co.
It is 17 gauge and should work fine for my elevated radials project.
(gotta love the price for 1/4 mile of wire, hi,hi)
Thanks Jack, K4WSB, for pointing this stuff out to us !
On Dec 30, 2010, at 9:04 AM, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 12/30/2010 10:57 AM, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>> On 12/30/2010 8:33 AM, Jack wrote:
>>> Would this work?
>> The typical "Depends".
>> This appears to be "soft" Al which means it's unlikely to handle much
>> tension as you'd need for a center fed dipole with balun and RG-8 type coax.
>> half slopers and radials? Probably work quite well.
> My 80 meter loop is built from the 14 ga electric fence aluminum
> wire bought at TSC.
> It's been up for well over a year and has survived a few 60mph
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