Re: Wire for end feds etc


From: Mike Rhodes (
Date: Tue Sep 17 1996 - 19:34:33 EDT

Reminds me of a QSO I listened in to years ago. The fellow was in 6-land
and had a 3 or 4 element quad up. The thing played well but he said his
wife hated it but only at a certain time of the year. Seems his house was
on the migration path of the swallows and when they were passing through
his area, it was a daily (at least) task to go out and pick up the dead
birds. Hmmm, bet they would make him take it down now'adays.

73 de Mike / W8DN

> From: Frank G3YCC <>
> To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
> Subject: Wire for end feds etc
> Date: Monday, September 16, 1996 2:02 PM
> Continuing about the best invisible wire, I once used some control wire
> which you can, or could buy which is used as means of steering model
> 'planes etc. It is very strong, not easy to see, but is not very popular
> with birds, unless they wish to acieve dual personality. I can imagine
> blackbird, merrily flying by when suddenly, CHUNG! it meets the wire and
> is neatly bisected. It didn't happen to me, or rather birds when I used
> it! It could not be seen against the sky. I did once try garden wire, but
> beware, some of the stuff is higher resistance material and is not
> recommended, unless you want to attenuate your signal!
> Bye.
> --
> Frank G3YCC
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