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If you are using copper wire, 14 gauge is about as small as you want to get. Be aware, however, that if you hang a long copper wire that thin, it will stretch. This is not a big deal as long as you don't care about its length for antenna purposes. If you use something like copper clad steel, you can go as low as 16 or 18 gauge and it will still support its ...


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First check your local regulations. Some specify the minimum gauge for wire antennas. For example NEC Article 810 specifies a minimum of 14 AWG for wire receive antennas. For temporary antennas such a POTA activation using a smaller gauge would be acceptable. I've also know hams to ignore the local regulations. If transmitting check that is can handle the ...


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If you feed a wire antenna at its center with open wire or balanced line, where the length of the antenna may or may not be designed to be resonant on any operating frequency, then the result is usually called a doublet antenna. A doublet’s length is usually chosen so that it isn’t anti-resonant (a full wavelength, etc.) on any of the desired operating ...


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I think this is the wrong question. You ask does antenna X exist, but what you really should be asking is Given this configuration, can it be made resonant with a good SWR. Random wire antennas exist. All you need to make anything work is a good antenna tuner. Of course, this doesn't guarantee efficiency, radiation pattern, or that it radiates at all. ...


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