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Recycled Radials

Finally figured out what to do with burnt out strands of Christmas lights. Scavenged about 100 ft of wire in 20-25 foot long hunks and used it to augment the radial system on the K9AY.

The K9AY RX antenna itself is in need of replacement. It is constructed of 18ga wire, and has had several breaks in the past couple of years. Right now it has five or six splices where repairs were made. Probably time to replace it with 14ga THHN, now that copper prices are down again. A 500ft spool of 14ga stranded THHN housing wire was $35.00USD yesterday at the local BigBox retailer.

Time to stockpile before hyperinflation kicks in?

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