How to straighten copper wire?[via LSMTP - see]

Ron kc4yoy at TRELLIS.NET
Wed Jun 28 07:00:48 EDT 2000

> Suggestions on how to straighten it?  I'm looking to use it
> for yagi antenna elements at VHF and above.

Hi Jim,

It's real easy, put one end of the wire in your bench vise
and the other end in your variable speed hand drill
and twist it. The more you twist it the straighter and stiffer
it will get.

I've used this method many time s and it works GREAT.



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