[TowerTalk] Force 12 Aluma-o-weld wire

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Fri May 4 09:51:53 EDT 2018

On 5/4/18 5:46 AM, Julio Peralta wrote:
> What would be a suitable replacement for the Aluma-o-weld wire that F-12
> uses on their antennas. I did a google search for Aluma-O-weld and didn't
> find anything.

Given the similarity of name to Copperweld (which is a tradename), is it 
aluminum clad steel wire?  This stuff is very common in electrical 
transmission and distribution (although in larger sizes it's stranded).

And here you go, after googling Aluminum Clad Steel Wire:


they've got lots of distributors - of course, they tend to be 
"industrial" and you probably can't buy just 10 feet.  Is the stuff on 
the antenna stranded or solid?

Maybe copper clad steel (Copperweld) would work? You'd have to work out 
the aluminum-copper interface problem.

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