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Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by N2DTS, Jul 4, 2017.

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  1. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use #12 or #10 insulated copper wire I get from work (scraps).
    It seems to hold up well enough.
    I tend to remake the antenna's about every 5 or so years so it does not have problems when I want to do a lot of operating.
    Its supported by tree's so its not going to last forever anyway.

    Copper clad steel is for antenna's that stay up 30 years I guess....
  2. K4KYV

    K4KYV Premium Subscriber Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    My dipole made with #10 copper clad railway telegraph wire is still up and I put it up in 1981.
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  3. N2DTS

    N2DTS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rope in tree's would never last that long.

    I use really thick rope and thick wire and pull it tight, so the antenna likely supports the tree's somewhat.
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