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Amateur Radio Antenna Wire Sizes
Table of AWG and approximate corresponding sizes 

The table below shows AWG wire sizes compared to (inches) and (mm).  
The diameter information in the table applies to solid wires.
Areas shaded green are most common sizes used in Amateur Radio wire antennas.
#12 and #14 AWG are the most popular wire sizes

AWG

Diameter

 

(in)

(mm)

000000(6/0)

0.5800

14.73

00000(5/0)

0.5165

13.12

0000(4/0)

0.4600

11.68

000(3/0)

0.4096

10.40

00(2/0)

0.3648

9.266

0(1/0)

0.3249

8.251

1

0.2893

7.348

2

0.2576

6.544

3

0.2294

5.827

4

0.2043

5.189

5

0.1819

4.621

6

0.1620

4.115

7

0.1443

3.665

8

0.1285

3.264

9

0.1144

2.906

10

0.1019

2.588

11

0.0907

2.305

12

0.0808

2.053

13

0.0720

1.828

14

0.0641

1.628

15

0.0571

1.450

16

0.0508

1.291

17

0.0453

1.150

18

0.0403

1.02362

19

0.0359

0.9116

20

0.0320

0.8128

21

0.0285

0.7229

22

0.0253

0.6438

23

0.0226

0.5733

24

0.0201

0.5106

25

0.0179

0.4547

26

0.0159

0.4049

27

0.0142

0.3606

28

0.0126

0.3211

29

0.0113

0.2859

30

0.0100

0.2546

31

0.0089

0.2268

32

0.0080

0.2019

33

0.0071

0.1798

34

0.0063

0.1601

35

0.0056

0.1426

36

0.0050

0.1270

37

0.0045

0.1131

38

0.0040

0.1007

39

0.0035

0.08969

40

0.0031

0.07987

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