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mu0chn

Member #10
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Hi can anyone give me ant information on this antenna wire

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I did have two of them but can only find one at the moment.
Bought at the Rochdale QRP Convention around 1999-2000.
 

M0LMK

Member #2
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It is indeed Racal antenna wire.

When you cut into it you should find a yellow ish stranded core (made from kevlar strands) with a wire outer screen and a tough green plastic outer jacket.

Great for making antennas :)
 

mu0chn

Member #10
New member
It is indeed Racal antenna wire.

When you cut into it you should find a yellow ish stranded core (made from kevlar strands) with a wire outer screen and a tough green plastic outer jacket.

Great for making antennas :)

Took a knife to it. Photo not very good, used phone and cropped it.

Wire.jpg

It does seem very strong.
 

M0LMK

Member #2
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Yup. That's Racal wire. It may not be the Kevlar version but it's good for portable antennas.

Sometimes it can be a bit tough to solder (take a bit of the inner core out first obviously!)
 
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