An “air-wound” coil using plastic cable ties

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by W9JEF, May 9, 2021.

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  1. KP4SX

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    I recently sold a full piece of nice B&W stock that lists for $200. That price is irrelevant since they don't sell to individuals anyway. One of the big name ham stores advertised a similar piece for $300!
    I wasn't getting any wiggles from the ham community and it wound up going for $50 to some guy who wanted it for his daughter's school project. I hated to see it go like that and I suspect it was not the appropriate coil for whatever she was doing (Tesla coil?) and tried to talk him out of it to no avail.
    Oh well.
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  2. W9JEF

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  3. K9UR

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    ice maker copper line makes wonderful high power inductors / loading coils.
    i use the material for a home brew inverted L coil that helps to resonate a 160M (and also 80M) inverted L. Far cheaper and easier than using capacitors. No moving parts in this, cost is $8 or so.

    The stuff is easy to work with and works very well.

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