Antenna Accessories Page
A. Scotch #88 black vinyl tape ( 3M )
B. ScotchKote, a liquid, quick setting version of the #88 tape above ( 3M )
C. Silicone Paste, to fill connectors IE no air pockets (voids) inside = no condensation
A. Coated, 13 gauge, copper weld, copper coated steel, stranded conductor
WM#531 Toughcoat 'Silky' 13 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel with tough, high density, low-gloss polyethylene. Designed for through-the-trees, sea coast, acid rain or other inclement atmospheric conditions. Our most rugged, longest-lived, stranded antenna wire for any purpose. Jacket has minimal effect on performance - less than that of a year's accumulation of oxidation product on bare wire, with less noise.
A. 440 Ohm, 14 gauge commercial vinyl ladder line
WM#551 440 ohm, 14 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel, same as 552 but designed for maximum legal power
B. 450 Ohm, 16 gauge commercial vinyl ladder line
WM#552 450 ohm, 16 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel conductors, poly-clad 'window'. Very flexible, easy to use, less prone to bending fracture, handles high power
Center terminals, Baluns, etc.
A. WA1FFL, center termination for ladder line fed dipoles WM#805
B. W2DU, Choke sleeve balun for coax fed dipoles
A. Dacron 3/16" UV-resistant Dacron 770 Lbs. breaking strength for supporting center and ends of dipoles WM#816
B. Dacron 5/16 " UV-resistant Dacron 1260 Lbs. breaking strength, used mainly for support, guying, hauling, etc. WM#818 I guy my Rohn 25g tower with this rope
This dacron rope has a black nylon cover. Its easy to see the white dacron showing through the black nylon cover when the UV cover disintegrates. This gives you one year to replace the Dacron.
Notes: I prefer everything black if possible. If it isn't black paint it with some black Krylon acrylic spray. Also tie everything off, using a stepladder, to make things inconvenient to reach for a passerby.
"The Wireman" Press, N8UG 261 Pittman Road Landrum, SC 29356 . (800) 727-9473 Orders Stocks all above except 3M products ; very low shipping charge, only 4 days to New England UPS <<<here>>>
"Radio Bookstore" Craig, W1JCC PO Box 209 Rindge, NH 03461-0209, USA . (800) 457-7373 Stocks all above except 3M products ; nearby, very fast service only 1 day to New England UPS <<<here>>>
"Davis RF" Davis Associates, Inc., PO Box 730, Carlisle, MA 01741 and Orion Wire Corp., PO Box 370, N. Haverhill, NH 03774 (800) 328-4773
Stocks some of above , Nearby,
"Radio Works" Jim, W4THU Box 6159, Portsmouth, VA 23703 (800) 280-8327 Stocks all above except 3M products ; no warranty if running AM <<<here>>>
" Home Depot" buy the #88 tape and liquid ScotchKote in the Electrical section <<<here>>>