Using speaker wire for a dipole
"KD2AIP" wrote in message
Anyone have experience making a dipole from 18 gauge speaker wire? I
have a whole lot of it lying around the house, and was wondering if I
could put it to some good use.
Should work fine with the caveats of added weight from the insulation, etc.
Some years ago, there was a QST article written by a ham who built a 20
meter quad using insulated wire. He found that it changed the expected
resonance, IIRC downward. So you may have to play with the length a little
more than expected from the calculated lengths.