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Old 9-Jun-2016, 10:37 PM   #19
rabbit73
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Due to the ease of access, would it be sensible to ground to the water pipe where my panel is also grounded to
Yes, that would be best place, but be sure not to disconnect the panel ground even for moment when connecting your ground.
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If I understand correctly, if I'm using wire for the antenna, insulate the ends of all wires?
Yes, the ends of halfwave elements, be they the driven element, director, or reflector, are high impedance points that must be well insulated from the supports to reduce losses.
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I have some 300 ohm twin lead ordered, so I would start there, but something tells me I'd have to move up to beefier materials if I end up this route.
You can use 300 ohm twin lead for the driven element.

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