[amsat-bb] Insulated AWG to bare copper or aluminum

Jeff Moore tnetcenter at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 21:42:07 UTC 2016

Hi James,

I think you may be out of luck.   AFAIK, there isn't a simple conversion
since the entire dimensions of the antenna is dependent upon the diameter
of the various elements, that is the primary reason people use the modeling
software in the first place to find these things out!    Changing the
diameter of the elements will affect their length as well as the spacing
between the elements - there's nothing simple about any of  it!!!

Jeff Moore  --  KE7ACY

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:15 PM, James Hickox <jameshickox at sbcglobal.net>

>  Hello All, I am wondering if there is any "simple" conversion factor to
> use to modify the length of an antenna element from insulated #10 AWG
> copper wire to anther gage of wire or to aluminum or copper tubing.  I
> don't wish to learn any modeling software at this time   I need the
> information so I can use materials I have on hand to build yagi antennas
> for 2 meters and 70 centimeters.
>   Thanks and 73,James, AA5AO
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