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Part # Antenna Wire Price per foot
EACH 100'+ 500'+ 1000'+
501 18 AWG solid copper-clad steel (30%). The most economical and versatile antenna wire. Strong enough for any HF dipole (break strength 280 pounds) and as light and easy to use as stranded. Popular for loops, curtains, long wires, counterpoise and experimental. Not to be confused with the 'quarter-mile reel' or 'bargain', which is usually low percentage copper, single-season electric fence wire, or the like. 0.07 0.06 0.055 0.052
502 Fabricated 14 AWG solid copper clad steel (30%). The best choice for long-lived, high performance antennas in any environment. Breaking strength 550 lbs. fabricated and coiled on large diameter reels to retain a 'memory' of close to straight for easy assembly, it does have a bit of a 'mind of its own', making it somewhat tough to work with, but well worth the effort as the best propagator and longest lived. 0.13 0.10 0.098 0.093
503 12 AWG solid copper clad steel (30%). A 30% larger and almost 60% heavier wire than 14 AWG. Break strength 917lbs. Overkill for most amateur uses for antennas in the clear, but in cases where the National Electric Code is applicable, it is the proper choice. Builders should check the laws as they relate to antennas in their community before putting themselves at legal risk. 0.19 0.15 0.142 0.135
504 16 AWG solid copper clad steel (30%), high strength (381 lbs BS). Fills the gap between 18 and 14 AWG for a more permanent antenna without the higher cost and weight of 14 or 12 AWG. Fabricated and fatory spooled on large reels, making it run close to straight for antenna work. 504 joins 501, 502, and 503 as the longest lived performers in any environment in the antenna business. 0.11 0.09 0.086 0.081
511 Historically the most popular. Found in most of the kits on the market, it is popular with Amateurs as being easier to use than solid wire. The Certified Quality product is engineered as 14 AWG antenna wire with 7 strands of copper-clad steel (NOW 40%) in a short and tight lay to match solid copper in propagation performance. p/n 511 has 349 lbs break strength, minimal stretch and a large reel 'memory'. 0.24 0.19 0.181 0.171
512 "HOT ROPE" Antenna wire - Tinned copper braid(90+%) over Dacron™ UV resistant rope. Break strength 475lb. OD 0.1875" See details in "What's New" 0.74 0.59 0.561 0.531
512A "HOT ROPE" Antenna wire - Tinned copper braid(90+%) over Dacron™ UV resistant rope. Break strength 375lb. OD 0.133" See details in "What's New" 0.61 0.49 0.466 0.441
523 'Silky' 14 AWG, 19 strand, tinned, copper-clad steel (40%). Most popular of the 'silky' type, probably because of the traditional size. Break strength 297 lbs. 0.26 0.21 0.200 0.189
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Part # Antenna Wire Price per foot
EACH 100'+ 500'+ 1000'+
531 Toughcoat 'Silky' 13 AWG, 19 strand 40% copper-clad steel (OD 0.0795") with tough, high density, low-gloss polyethylene (Nominal OD, 0.120" including 0.020" jacket. 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.Break strength 400lbs 0.35 0.28 0.266 0.252
532 The best of the rugged, stranded, coated antenna wires (CQ 531) now has a new brother, CQ 532, with 18AWG (OD 0.0445") "Silky" 40% copper-clad steel conductor (Nominal OD, 0.090" including 0.020" jacket. This group of antenna wire, including the CQ 534 26AWG "stealth," is the most popular addition in this field in years! Break strength 125 lbs 0.24 0.19 0.181 0.171
534 'Invisible' Toughcoat 'Silky' 26 AWG, 19 strand 40% copper-clad steel (OD 0.020") with the same jacket as 531 (Nominal OD, 0.050" including 0.015" jacket, but super small for that 'low profile' antenna or pocket 'weekender' long wire. Weighs less than one pound per 1000 feet! Not recommended for 160 meters.Break strength 25 lbs 0.23 0.18 0.171 0.162
538 12 AWG solid, bare hard drawn copper. Less than 1/3 the breaking strength (~290 lbs) of 503 CCS. Not recommended for long wire antennas or long spans. 0.28 0.22 0.209 0.198
541 14 AWG, 7 strand hard drawn copper in the same tight lay as #511. Preferred by some builders, it is a bit more malleable, easy to work, but not as stretch resistant and less than one half the break strength as copper-clad steel. (200 lbs) 0.23 0.18 0.171 0.162
542 FLEXWEAVE™ 14 AWG, 168 strand bare copper ultra-flexible antenna wire. Highly versatile rope-lay wire that won't kink or tangle. Can be tied and untied to insulators without soldering. Popular for portable, week-ender, backpack antennas. Break strength 128 lbs. 0.26 0.21 0.200 0.189
543 FLEXWEAVE™ 12 AWG, 259 strand bare copper ultra-flexible antenna wire as above, for heavier applications. Break strength 170 lbs. 0.35 0.28 0.266 0.252
544 FLEXWEAVE™ 14 AWG with Black, Army Green, or Clear ultra violet resistant, very flexible PVC jacket. Break strength 143 lbs. 0.35 0.28 0.228 0.216
545 FLEXWEAVE™ 12 AWG with Black, Army Green, or Clear ultra violet resistant, very flexible PVC jacket. Break strength 196 lbs. 0.58 0.47 0.447 0.423
546 FLEXWEAVE™ 14 AWG with extra tough Black Polyethylene jacket(-40+80 deg C, Break strength 149 lbs. 0.29 0.23 0.219 0.207
547 FLEXWEAVE™ 12 AWG with extra tough Black Polyethylene jacket (-40+80 deg C, Break strength 204 lbs 0.50 0.40 0.380 0.360
548 FLEXWEAVE™ 14 AWG 168 strand bare tinned ultra-flexible antenna wire. Highly corrosion resistant in reactive environments. Break strength 128 lbs. 0.57 0.46 0.437 0.414
549 FLEXWEAVE™ 12 AWG 259 strand bare tinned ultra-flexible extra strength antenna wire with excellent corrosion resistance. Break strength 176 lbs. 0.43 0.34 0.323 0.300
  FLEXWEAVE™ is a trademark of DavisRF        
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Part # Balanced lines - Window and Solid type Price per foot
EACH 100'+ 500'+ 1000'+
177 Dual coax for balanced lines. Ideal for bringing balanced feed line into the shack without RF interference. Splice to "Window" line outside or run it all the way to the antenna feed point.        VF .82,18AWG ccs ctr cond, CATV6 type, 100 watts@conjugate match,  <1db loss/100ft@HF 0.45 0.36 0.342 0.324
551 450 ohm, 18 AWG, solid copper-clad steel (30%) conductors, polyethylene clad 'window', the only style available for years until Certified Quality 552, 553, 554, 3, & 4. VF.91 0.41 0.33 0.314 0.297
552 450 ohm, 16 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel con-ductors, poly-clad 'window'. Very flexible, easy to use, less prone to bending fracture, full legal power. VF .91 0.74 0.59 0.560 0.531
553 450 ohm, 18 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel conductors, poly-clad 'window'. Same as 552 but for less than full power at high SWR. VF .91 0.60 0.48 0.456 0.432
554 440 ohm, 14 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel, same as 552 but designed for maximum legal power. VF .91 1.02 0.82 0.779 0.738
562 300 ohm, 18 AWG, 19 strand copper-clad steel conductors, poly-clad 'window' for full power VF .91 0.55 0.44 0.418 0.396
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