Antenna wire

Started by rgp415, March 23, 2019, 01:57:18 pm

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rgp415

March 23, 2019, 01:57:18 pm Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 02:15:44 am by rgp415
Is it ok to connect shorter runs of wire to make one long antenna run? Any cons to this? Thanks to everyone for your input.

gil

Absolutely, no problem.  :)

Gil.

Jim Boswell

When joining wire for a HF antenna, use strong, soldered connections. For portable antennas I use 18ga. wire, for long term antennas I use 14ga wire. de KA5SIW

Alpha_Greywolf

Quote from: rgp415 on March 23, 2019, 01:57:18 pm
Is it ok to connect shorter runs of wire to make one long antenna run? Any cons to this? Thanks to everyone for your input.


A linked dipole is just lengths of wire temporarily attached to each other to increase its length.
Mine is cut for 20/40 with crimped and soldered spade connectors to bridge the gaps.

It has been outside in high winds and all weather, the only time it broke was when the suspension pole was blown over and the wire snagged. A quick replacement of the spade connector and it was good to go again.