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LF: RE: RE: TX Loop antenna conductors

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Subject: LF: RE: RE: TX Loop antenna conductors
From: "Ashlock,William" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 12:05:18 -0500
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So don't waste your money on #8 wire when the #12 is slightly lossier and a
heck of a lot cheaper. Am I right on this Bill???
Well.... It depends on what you are willing to spend to gain 2.2db in signal
strength and what kind of price you can find. At 7 cents more per foot for
#8, that would be $14.... Pocket change for most of us. Actually I found
400ft of #8 on sale at Sears a month ago for 6 cents per foot!

For loop experiments (determination of best conductor location, measurement
of soil loss at different heights, signal strength, transmitter testing,
etc), I prefer the #12. Bill A
Even though the Rdc for #8 is over 2.5 times lower than #12 for the same
length, the Rac is
only about 35% lower. This amounts to  a mere 2.6db signal improvement,
assuming no soil loss. >>With typical soil loss factored in, the signal
improvement would be less than 2.2 db.

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