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Author Topic: 18 AWG solid copper-clad steel (30%). How much power?  (Read 3249 times)
N4NOO
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« on: August 09, 2012, 01:58:15 PM »

I am thinking of building a inverted-V fan-dipole and using 18 AWG solid copper-clad steel (30%) insulated wire.
My question is about power.  Will this gauge of wire handle full power?
And any other thoughts on using this gauge wire for this type of antenna are encouraged as well.

Thanks,
Rick - N4NOO 
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K3VAT
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 03:17:16 PM »

I am thinking of building a inverted-V fan-dipole and using 18 AWG solid copper-clad steel (30%) insulated wire.
My question is about power.  Will this gauge of wire handle full power?
And any other thoughts on using this gauge wire for this type of antenna are encouraged as well.

Thanks,
Rick - N4NOO 

Hey Rick,  Yes, full power  (BTW, this topic/thread was just covered ... use the search engine?). 
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 09:56:46 PM »

It depends on what full power is, but it will handle 1500 watts for sure.
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N4NOO
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 11:35:38 AM »

It depends on what full power is, but it will handle 1500 watts for sure.

Hi!  Good one.  Yep, just 1500!

Thanks for the info!

Rick - N4NOO
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