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Re: 16-turn S-band helix



Hi Maggie,

I used 12 awg insulated wire instead of 14 because it is what I had on hand.
Mine seems to be working fine.

Lee-KU4OS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Leber (K3XS)" <maggie@voicenet.com>
To: <k5oe@aol.com>
Cc: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 15:37 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] 16-turn S-band helix


> I swung by Home Depot for the parts to make one of these today...the 14
awg
> copper they had was plastic insulated. That shouldn't make any difference
in
> antenna performance, yathink? I can strip it off if you think it might.
But I
> think it will be pretty. :-)
>
> The guy at Home Depot that cut the wire for me asked me what I was doing,
so I
> told him I was building a microwave antenna. He said "Going to broadcast
your
> cooking, eh?"
>
> 73 de Maggie K3XS
>
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