|2009-01-23, 11:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Wire Straightening/Bending Tricks For Antenna Builds
I've been following the thread and am currently building a G-H G6 wideband.
300ohm mentioned somewhere that DogT (I believe) passed a tip about straightening wire.
I'd love to know this trick! I use a couple of pieces of 2x4 and roll the shorter pieces of wire between them but 4 plus feet is gonna be tough!
I'm using an old telephone pole guy wire. The strands are approx. 5mm's but look like a corkscrew when un-wrapped. The shorter reflector pcs. weren't much trouble to straighten but the 48 inch active elements will be a little bit more trouble to work with.
I'm using fibreglass tent poles for the main frame
structure and as I mentioned, 5mm aluminum wire for the elements.
Any help or tips/suggestions are appreciated!