|[AMRadio] open wire line|
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Mon Nov 19 20:45:48 EST 2007
Robert Nickels wrote:
> Jim Wilhite wrote:
>> As for spreaders, use the lightest thing you can find, 1/8 plexiglass
>> cut into strips 1/2 inch wide, Lexan the same or anything. To keep
>> the spreader in place, drill holes in the strips then run the wire
>> through the holes then cut short pieces of wire and wrap one side of
>> the spreader then across it to the other side and wrap, then solder.
> Here's another idea, FWIW. W7FG makes dipoles out of 16 ga. stranded
> wire and PVC pipe insulators and mine seems to be holding up well
> after a couple of years. Gary's got some pretty good pictures here:
> http://www.w7fg.net/ladder/ladder.html He makes a V-shaped
> entrance to a round hole through the pipe that secures the wire. The
> wire snaps-in place, and stays put under all weather conditions, yet
> can be moved or adjusted as needed.
That's the same idea I thought of. Drill a hole at the end of the
supports (whatever they wind up being) and making a pair of diagonal
cuts to the hole.
and letting the wire 'snap' into place, in the hole.
I'll probably get a 20' stick of 3/8" schedule 40 pvc
Thanks for the comments.
Driving your AM Rig without a scope,
is like driving your car at night, without headlights. (K4KYV)
73 = Best Regards,
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