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LF: RE: Antenna wire

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Subject: LF: RE: Antenna wire
From: "James Cowburn" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:29:27 +0100
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Hi Tony


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 too?


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

From: owner-[email protected] [mailto:owner-[email protected]] On Behalf Of Tony Baldwin
Sent: 24 June 2010 16:10
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Subject: LF: Antenna wire


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 ?

Tony, EI8JK

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