Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net

   Home   Help Search  
Pages: Prev 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: making a hf wire antenna  (Read 1085 times)
NA0AA
Member

Posts: 1042




Ignore
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2009, 01:55:50 PM »

10 gauge should be plenty strong enough unless you are subject to iceing, in which case you will find out.  You won't beat that price for 'antenna' wire anywhere else I reckon.

Don't bother to pre-stretch stranded jacketed wire you will only damage it.  If you are really worred, tune for the upper end of the band and let it sag into tune over time?

If you use movable attachments [trees], using pullies as described will make your life much easier indeed.



Logged
Pages: Prev 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!