Does it really work?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by KL7AJ, Sep 23, 2020.

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  1. KL7AJ

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    This is indeed a valid point. Further investigation required.
  2. WA7F

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    I typically insult myself when I don’t live up to my own expectations.
  3. WD4IGX

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    A typo for "insulated" that has become the basis of a joke thread.
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  4. WA7F

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    Or a wire that has been insulted in some manner. Like, “Your a horrible conductor! Maybe in wire school the little strand was told, “Based on your Velocity Factor we think you are a little slow.” Or the middle aged Mrs. Wire that’s told, “You look a little oxidized today.”

    Antennas with good self esteem usually resonate better so be nice to your wire. :D
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  5. KF4ZGZ

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    I've only insulted the wire of G5RVs.
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  6. N0TZU

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    Perhaps “insulted wire” refers to the practice of stretching the wire to work harden it.

    But to be on the safe side, I plan to hurl epithets at my wire antennas later today.
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  7. N2EY

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    You are correct sir!

    In fact - the FCC thinks so too. In Part 97, 80m and 75m are treated as separate bands.

    I am not making this up.

    73 de Jim, N2EY
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2020
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  8. K1APJ

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    I dunno, wire usually insults me first, it tangles and stretches and comes on rolls with three ends....

    It deserves the treatment it gets. Even if its feelings are hurt.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2020
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  9. N5YPJ

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    To date I have only insulted clothes line wire which felt like steel wire and only insulted after "it"smacked me about eye brow high as I unknowingly ran at it in the dark. My insults seemingly had no effect whatsoever. LOL
  10. K1SZO

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    Let me check my insult matrix.

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