[AMRadio] Feedline Spreaders


david knepper collinsradio at adelphia.net
Thu Feb 15 10:31:05 EST 2007


Thanks, Craig for this great information.

Dave, W3ST
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig C. Heaton" <wd8kdg at worldnet.att.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:24 AM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Feedline Spreaders


> Dave,
>
> I've gone as far as 2 feet between spreaders on #14 gauge solid copper 
> wire
> with no problems. Note: mild weather here in the Pacific Northwest, not 
> much
> snow or wind, just lots of rain.
>
> The spreaders in use here are made from 1/4 inch fiberglass rod, drilled 
> and
> notched for (I think) 5 inch spacing. Got the fiberglass rod at a local
> hardware store in 6 foot lengths, cheap.
>
> 73's
> wd8kdg
> Craig
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of david knepper
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:20 AM
> To: boatanchors at mailman.qth.net; amradio at mailman.qth.net
> Subject: [AMRadio] Feedline Spreaders
>
>
> What is a "good" spacing between 6 inche spreaders, using #14 wire, let us
> say.
>
> Thank you
>
> Dave, W3ST
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