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Author Topic: Varying gauge of dipole wire radiator  (Read 391 times)
KC2OYZ
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« on: January 15, 2009, 03:30:19 PM »

I have dipole that is in an 'inverted L' shape, except about 1.5 feet of the vertical radiator extends horizontally before it drops down vertically - the antenna is made of #22 gauge wire. I need to give some support to the horizontal portion of the radiator. It hangs out into the air and must be fairly stealthy - until now I was using PVC pipe but that may be too conspicious in the future. I thought maybe the best way would be simply to use some heavy gauge wire (#10 or #8) for the horizontal portion.

Given that this will work as a support, will the change in the wire gauge do something in particular to my signal?  
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W9IQ
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 05:12:54 PM »

Mikey,

There will be no issue with the gauge change that you are considering.

Have fun,

- Glenn W9IQ
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