Just speculating: The 14g requirement may be for mechanical, not electrical reasons. They don't want antenna wires breaking from stress and falling on whatever. Feedlines normally have much less stress than end-supported dipole wires.
Originally Posted by KB1CKT
73, Cecil, www.w5dxp.com
Random length "tuned feeders" usually de-tune
an antenna system (thus requiring a tuner).
Ham universe has lots of good info , but not all info is correct , because I think anyone can come up with an idea and post it , so some info may need to be tested .
Can anyone provide a real reference to this? Personally, I think this is absurd. The NEC says what size wire hams have to use for dipoles?? REALLY?? Sounds like more of an urban legend to me. I did a bit of searching but could not find any substance to this.
Originally Posted by WB2WIK
Link to reality please?