The only stupid question is the one that
matters and isn’t asked!!
I use thin cheap tri-rated wire (approx
2mm) from CEF (City Electrical Factors)
I don’t know if they operate in ROI
I also managed to liberate a 200m role of
sky TV coax from an installer friend of mine. It’s 52 ohm (?? I know
weird) and got good braid/shield cover. OK so it’s not Westflex 103 or
Heliax but you don’t need it for where we operate
You can always get a cheap full size G5RV
and then strap the feeder to form a “T” antenna. You can add
extra length to the arms to get more top cap too.
A local motor/armature rewinder company
may likely have some “ends of roll” that they would sell to you for
a fair price?
HTH and see you soon on the bands
With best regards
Dr. James Cowburn G7NKS IO92UB
Sorry to ask a stupid newbie question but what is the best
wire for my aerial ?
I had thought about getting a couple of 100m rolls
of cheapo RG58 and soldering the centre and screen together, or is there a
better way ?