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PostSubject: What wire    What wire  Icon_minitimeTue Mar 14, 2023 8:24 pm

Hi all i'v not been on for sometime here's a quick question for you lot i'm thinking of making a wire moxon .. which wire should I use and gauge of the wire.
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PostSubject: Re: What wire    What wire  Icon_minitimeTue Mar 14, 2023 10:33 pm

I know nothing about this, a quick Google search brought up this page which has a calculator
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PostSubject: Re: What wire    What wire  Icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2023 11:31 am

I used  1mm 316 Stainless Steel Wire Rope from a large hardware chain here in NZ. I wasn't very expensive for 50m of it.  I joined it with electricians crimp links - the Antenna and wire works very well
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PostSubject: Re: What wire    What wire  Icon_minitimeSun Aug 20, 2023 1:11 pm

1.5mm single core multi stranded copper is what i make aerials out of.
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