Antenna Wire - lightweight - 100m
100m of similar antenna wire to that which we use for our Band Hopper. A nice ductile wire for easy handling and winding.
Suitable for power levels up to 150 Watts at 50 Ohms.
Available in three colours
- yellow for high visibility applications, and
- military-green (MOST POPULAR)
- brown for stealth applications.
These wires are made for SOTABEAMS to our own specification
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- DEF 61-12 Pt 6
- Conductor: tinned annealed copper,
- 0.3mm² total conductor CSA (approx. 22awg)
- 7/0.2mm conductor stranding,
- 1.2mm cable diameter,
- Voltage Rating: 1 kV rms,
- Yellow / brown colour jacket,
- PVC insulation,
- Current Rating: 2.0A at 25 °C,
- Resistance: 88 milliOhms/m
- Velocity factor 0.97
- Weighs approximately 3.3 grams per metre.
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This was just what I was looking for.Small and does the job.Excellent for QRP.
I was really pleased with the quality of this wire, especially as it's the first wire purchase that I've made. Always good quality from Richard.
With an exceptionally small back garden, I've managed to make an 80m and 40m linear loaded dipole that's almost invisible!
Use this lightweight, green wire to build a 60m NVIS antenna.
You can hardly see it in the trees. Durable and easy to throw into
I decided to build a cross section two element 1/2 wave dipole "inverted V" with one element being tuned to 40mtr and the other element, at 90 degree from the other, tune for 80mtr. I bought this spool of 100 mtr wire and completed my build. The antenna wire was excellent for what I needed. Strong enough not to stretch or difficult to put on the winders, and light enough to carry in my backpack for portable use. I would highly recommend this for any wire antenna that anyone is thinking of making as it really is top quality stuff.
This lightweight antenna wire is really useful. I am using it in conjunction with Sotabeam Versatile Top Antenna Insulators at the ends with Sotabeams Hi Viz Antenna Cord for my inverted ‘V’ 40 meter/15 meters dipole. I found the wire easy to solder to the feeder. The antenna wire doesn’t seem to stretch. The Sotabeams HI Viz Antenna Cord is good because my dipole ends are tied to trees in the garden, so I don’t stumble in to them. The Sotabeams Versatile Top Antenna Insulators make good insulators for the dipole ends. I did have this set up as a 40 meters / 20 meters inverted V fan dipole which worked really well. Currently using the single 40 meter (7MHz) dipole I found it resonant on 15 meters (21MHz). With plenty of wire on the reel, I am going to put the 20 meter dipole back on as a 40/20/15 meter fan dipole.
Purchased this wire for two projects:
1. After building an HF vertical antenna that has low visual impact, three 5 mt. radials were required to finish the project. This fitted the bill perfectly.
2. A wideband lightweight portable antenna that required no
tuning was the next construction and this wire proved to be more than adequate.
This antenna wire has amazed me. Comes in several colors. It is lightweight but has held up to numerous deployments. I have used it for a full size 80m doublet and deploy it while operating portable 5-10 times each month, sometimes more. I was skeptical that such lightweight wire would last but this wire has stood the test of time and use. Great for portable antennas and counterpoises. Highly Recommended. PLUS, its inexpensive too!!
I've used this wire for a few years now. I it's really excellent for building ad hoc single band dipoles and us great for temporary counterpoise wire. Easily reused, and so I'm still working on my first 100 meter roll.