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Jeff Millar
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Litz wire is a type of stranded wire specifically designed to have good Q for RF coils in the KHz and low MHz range.  The idea is that the strands are insulated from each other and the strands are woven so that each spends some time on the surface.

If you look at old lightning arrester downlead wire, you see the same woven structure.

jeff, wa1hco

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