RE: INVISIBLE Antennas

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From: Brian B. Riley, N1BQ (n1bq@wulfden.org)
Date: Mon Apr 02 2001 - 17:47:23 CDT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Matthews
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 10:04 AM
> To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion
> Subject: Re: INVISIBLE Antennas

> > A solution, if you can find it...a bulk spool of "E" guitar
> > string. Very thin, bronze, brass, or gold coated piano
> > wire about .010" should do it. Somebody must sell the
> > stuff in bulk form. Anybody know?
> > Paul
> > KD5IVP, DeSoto, Texas
> ......................................................................
>
> .010 dia steel music wire can be had from McMaster-Carr. A
> one pound roll contains 3,749 feet and costs $34.80. You can
> also get it in stainless but I think the other metals you
> referred to will be difficult to locate.

 I would be very careful placing such wire. The purpose of your effort
is to put it up so it cannot be seen, that is the problem, the piano
wire won't break and it cannot be seen, that adds up to an ACCIDENTAL
GARROTE waiting to happen should the wire fall down to, say, 5 or 6 feet
off the ground in a storm because a limb pulled it or something...

72 de brian, n1bq


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