If I need a 45 Inch antenna does the diameter of the rod matter?

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Suppose  schema says 16 ga copper,  I want to use 1/4 Aluminum rod.   Will it do
the same job?

Ian

Re: If I need a 45 Inch antenna does the diameter of the rod matter?
On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:38:00 +0000, semibogus

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Yes.  However, you can't take that to extremes.  But for most
applications, a small change in diameter won't matter.

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