Heavy Duty Antenna Wire Military Green (50m)
A bargain price for 50 metre (160 ft) drums of the new Heavy Duty version of our popular Military Green wire. This heavy duty wire has a stranded tinned copper conductor and a UV-stable PVC jacket. It is ideal for making permanent antennas. The 50 metre reel size is perfect for making most HF antennas (such as an 80m dipole). Our exclusive Millitary Green cable jacket colour is unobtrusive in many applications - perfect for antennas, radials and counterpoises. With a resistance of less than 1 Ohm/50 metres, it's great for high power use too!
***ONLY AVAILABLE FROM SOTABEAMS***
This wire is manufactured in the UK to our own specification.
- 1,000 Watts RF rated (50 Ohm)
- conforms to Military Defence Standard 61-12 pt 6,
- tinned annealed copper conductor,
- 1 mm² total conductor CSA (approx. 17AWG)
- 32 strands x 0.2 mm copper conductor stranding,
- 2.55 mm cable diameter,
- Voltage Rating: 1.5 kV rms,
- PVC insulation,
- Weight 750 g/50 m (approx. 15 g/metre),
- Military Green colour jacket,
- Current Rating: 10 A at 25 °C,
- Resistance: less than 1 Ohm per 50 metres
- Velocity factor 0.97
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I purchased this heavy duty wire for a summer antenna project. I ordered one afternoon and is was delivered the following morning, excellent service. The wire itself is excellent quality and highly recommended.
100% ok, very nice for holiday
Excellent wire for building experimental antennas.
I ordered this product as I was wanting to build a W3DZZ antenna. Fast delivery and well wrapped. The antenna uses 2 x 7Mcs traps to facilitate 80 metre operating. The traps are fairly heavy and I have not noticed any significant stretching of this multistrand wire. The colour helps it fade in to the background too so, all in all a very good product. My W3DZZ works a treat without an ATU on 40 and 80 metres so its been a no brainer for me. Thanks Chris
Extremely fast delivery to the US. Thank you! I'm very impressed at the small diameter of this wire. It's hard to see unless one is looking for it, which is great for discerning neighbors. I was also impressed with its power handling capability (1,,000 watts) as there are times when I need QRO to make a contact. Being insulated, I was also able to hang it in trees without worrying about it making contact with branches. I definitely recommend it.
I bought the Heavy Duty variety to build an inverted L random wire antenna as I thought it would stand up to the elements a bit better. Also with a larger diameter wire that means more metal in the air which I figured can only be a good thing. The increased weight does put more tension on my mast but so far it seems to be fine and not too saggy. It is also thin enough to pass through the gap of my UPVC window frame (which I did initially before building a 9:1 UnUn and drilling a hole through my wall!).
When I build wire antennas in the future I would certainly use this again.
My first order from Sotabeams. Ordered this cable and I'm very happy with the quality of the cable and the speed of delivery. Will be using Sotabeams again for sure.
Pleased with this stuff: Good flexibility, solders easily, not too heavy. Currently fiddling with alternative wire antennas (particularly verticals) and this wire seems ideal - and not badly priced, either.
Can't comment on whether it's likely to stretch over time, but I don't anticipate any problems given the way I'm using it.
As always, good packaging and prompt delivery from SOTABeams.
Purchased to build 20-15-10m fan-dipole for loft in inverted V configuration. Strength seems good.
Although my application is indoors it looks a good colour for stealthy outdoor applications.