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Title: Limp wire antenna suggestions
Post by: N0PYH on July 30, 2002, 09:04:23 PM
Hi All,

I looking for suggestions for a good limp, easy to manage type of wire I can use as a QRP long wire antenna. 30 or 40 feet in length and easily hung or strung up. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Wayne


Title: Limp wire antenna suggestions
Post by: KA7ENP on July 31, 2002, 03:43:56 PM
As far as 'limp' wire goes there are two kinds of it out there, Davis' Flexweave or ordinary stranded wire, the former has the advantages of being somewhat more flexible and is less likely to take a set that makes it difficult to coil, the latter beats the former in price and ready availability at almost any hardware store. Both can be gotten in insulated or bare form, the uninsulated wire naturally being a little more flexible as well as lighter in weight. All things considered common #18 or #20 gauge stranded wire would be more than flexible enough for the task.

KA7ENP


Title: Limp wire antenna suggestions
Post by: WB8YYY on September 30, 2002, 11:54:48 AM
No reason not to use standard electrical wire.  I use this stuff for dipoles and quads.  You just have to get used to the look of the outside clear insulation peeling off after a couple years of sunlight.