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- W7FG Design 600 Ohm Open Wire Feedline
W7FG Design 600 Ohm Open Wire Feedline
Why fiddle away half a day constructing your own ladder line with packaged spreaders, a trip to Home Depot or Lowes for a spool of wire and a bucket of soapy water? Do the math and figure that your time may be worth something as well.
A recent customer of mine, sent an email to thank me for having such fair prices on a ready-made item. He started to go the homemade route and gave up after a bit of fussing with the line and spreaders. He discovered how much easier and more affordable it is to use the W7FG pre-made line and actually get it done and on the air. Just unroll it as comes out of the box.
Now, if you're the type that would rather say "I built it myself" and spend twice the $$ and crawl around on the ground for a couple of hours, that's fine as well. We've all "done that and been there!"
For a 100' length of 600 ohm, homebrew feedline, you'll spend about $36-$40 for spreaders and roughly $65-$80 for a 500' roll of 14ga stranded wire. Not including your time and gas for the trip to the store, you've spent about $115.
Compare the price of my 100' of assembled line, tested and proven since 1985s, ($69 including shipping) and you'll see why the W7FG design is the smart choice!
If you need further proof, visit the eHam reviews: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/822
Purchase ready-made lengths of 600 ohm feedline for constructing your own antenna or to add to/repair an antenna.