Antenna Wire - Lightweight - 500m

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Lightweight Antenna Wire (500m)

A bargain price for 500 m (1640 ft) drums of our lightweight antenna wire (Yellow Hiz Viz or Military Green). This thin wire has a stranded tinned copper conductor and a PVC jacket. It is ideal for making lightweight antennas or for use as radials. It is the same type of wire that we use for our own range of lightweight antennas.

A nice ductile wire for easy handling and winding.

Suitable for power levels up to 150 Watts at 50 Ohms.

Available in two colours

  • yellow for high visibility applications, and
  • military-green (MOST POPULAR).

These wires are made for SOTABEAMS to our own specification.


  • tinned annealed copper conductor,
  • 0.22mm² total conductor CSA (cross sectional area) - approx. 24 AWG
  • 7/0.2mm conductor stranding,
  • 1.2mm cable diameter,
  • Voltage Rating: 1 kV rms,
  • PVC insulation,
  • Yellow colour jacket,
  • Current Rating: 2.0A at 25 °C,  
  • Resistance: 88 milliOhms/m
  • Velocity factor 0.97.

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  • 5
    Great wire for portable use

    Posted by ANTENNA WIRE - LIGHTWEIGHT - 500M Yellow on 12th Apr 2024

    I have been activated more than 500 times and this wire never let me down. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Antenna Wire -Lightweight 500m

    Posted by David GM8XBZ on 12th Apr 2024

    I paid the extra one pound for First Class postage. Even out here in rural Scotland, I received a very well-packaged reel of wire on the following day! It is surprisingly strong, and is excellent for end-fed wires on the lower bands. I have a roll of military D11 cable, but that is so heavy that the wires sag terribly. This SOTABeam wire is much lighter, but still strong enough to withstand pulling into a relatively 'flat' span. My only complaint is that, although you can get the wire in 100m reels with BROWN insulation, (quote "for stealth use"), the 500m reels are only available in Yellow and Green. Let's hope for overcast skies and colour-blind neighbours.

  • 5
    Excellent stealth antenna wire

    Posted by Robert Pitts on 15th Apr 2020

    I bought a 500m drum (in green) of this for experimenting with antenna designs. This is good strong wire and is barely visible once strung up. Good for sensitive neighbours. The only downside would be it is a knot magnet is big lengths. But it’s a small price to pay for what has served me very well.

  • 5
    easy to use, lightweight

    Posted by Jay on 8th Mar 2017

    Have used this wire to build several linked dipoles. Light weight and works fine for my uses portable and for weekend deployments. Works great with portable poles and various fishing rods / push up masts.

  • 5
    Great service and excellent product

    Posted by G7TAO on 11th Nov 2016

    I bought this cable to re-create lightweight versions of the Clansman Antennas and use them with Richard's sota-poles. The Authentic antenna wires are strong but are too heavey for the poles. This lightweight antenna wire has made the re-make possible, it is strong and more importantly the weight is ideal. I've managed to make the counterpoise under 100g including a former. Really impressed by the consistently good service, the communication from Richard on the Chat tool or via Twitter is superb. Highly recommended.