Many thanks to Mike (KE8PTX) who shares the following tip:
[Recently, I walked into a] big box store and this caught my eye:
When separated, they have very little memory.
So now we have four 25 foot radials. Bonus was all were different colors. Easy to untangle.
Performance, so far, is good. Total price with clip: 12 bucks.
That’s a brilliant tip, Mike! Thank you for sharing. Like you, I’m always on the look out for products that could serve double duty in the world of amateur radio. While one can find less expensive sources of wire, for 100% copper wire pre-cut to a standard radial lengths, this is a pretty good deal!
I did some searching and pricing varies between various suppliers.
Thanks for the tip!
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Great tip! Thanks for sharing…
Very resourceful Mike, thanks for sharing!
Perfect for my Wolf River Coil vertical! Thanks, much.
Nice idea. What is the clip you used?
What kind of clip are you using?
Fantastic idea! I’m always tangling my radials due to not wanting the bulk of bringing along something to keep them wound separately. I think I’ll give this a try.