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True Ladder Line and Wire Antennas

Make your own Ladder Line with Ladder Snap Kit Spreaders or Purchase Ready Made?

Posted by Brian Duerr WB2JIX on

If you price out a 73CNC 100' spreader kit, it's $29.99 plus $6.85 shipping for a total of about $37.

Purchase 200' #14 THHN by the foot for about $.25/ft will be $50, plus tax, depending upon your state.

The total is about $87 to $90. Then you have the assembly time and the fun of spraying lubricants on the wire and squeezing pliers on each end piece to get the wire fully engaged. One hundred thirty four times! Then you need to clean everything and try to completely eliminate the lubricant coating to not affect the impedance. ANY open wire feedline needs to be clean and free of any foreign coatings!

I have used #14 THHN for ground wire on my antennas as well as small towers. Eventually, the plastic coating on THHN breaks down and flakes off. The Wire that I use for the W7FG True Ladder Line WILL NOT flake off. We have thousands of installations all over the world and I have not seen one failure.

Save yourself the extra expense & hassle of "roll your own", and purchase ladder line already assembled and ready to go out of the box for LESS MONEY! 

Keep it simple.

If you really insist on doing your own assembly, just place an order and in the comments box enter "KIT" and we will ship the wire, neatly coiled and the spreaders separately for you to install yourself.

We recommend placing the spreaders every 24". It's a great way to visually measure the length at a distance. Thirty spreaders equals sixty feet etc. Pretty easy.

100' Assembled True Ladder Line with Free Shipping is $69.00 ORDER HERE

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Brian/WB2JIX

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