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Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long?
by Chris - Monday, 27 February 2012, 9:02 PM
 

Given I live ina bungalow I can have a long wire in a straight line from the apex of the roof (same height as the chimneys) to a tree about 30 yards away, or I could, weight of wire and wind factors aside, go berserk and go across the field to a big pine tree about 200 yards or so away. Is there any compelling reasons to choose the longer or shorter? I will be using this for transmitting and receiving. Can the wire be thin stainless steel? Anyone strung anything that long up who can say if it's viable, weight, stretch and wind factor wise, maybe ice formation wise, too, in a single run? Thanks.

 
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by Damian (G4LHT) - Monday, 27 February 2012, 11:35 PM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by steve - Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 11:28 AM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by steve - Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 11:43 AM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by Chris - Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 1:17 PM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by peter m0pmj - Sunday, 3 June 2012, 1:58 PM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by Chris - Monday, 4 June 2012, 11:06 AM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by Damian (G4LHT) - Monday, 4 June 2012, 12:25 PM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by Jamie - Monday, 4 June 2012, 12:26 PM
Re: Can a long wire antenna for HF be TOO long? by Chris - Monday, 4 June 2012, 2:18 PM