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Re: [TenTec] TenTec Digest, Vol 76, Issue 11

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] TenTec Digest, Vol 76, Issue 11
From: PaulKB8N@aol.com
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Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 17:30:59 EDT
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I bought some fairly heavy duty 1" copper foil tape in 60' rolls for about  
$5 a roll on eBay.  As long as it is not in an area where it could  be 
scratched or torn, it would probably fit the bill also.
Paul, K5AF
PS:  It is also great for use as a magnetic loop on a picture  window!
In a message dated 4/8/2009 2:01:32 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
tentec-request@contesting.com writes:

Jim is  correct.  Austin Energy here in Texas did as study and you can do 
a  halo ground around your house, bonded to the power ground rod, made of 
no.  10 wire, and it will meet the impedance ideal of utilities, and 
lower the  potential between radio ground and power ground.  200 feet of 
no. 10  was sufficient for their need to adequately lightning ground a 
substation  in rocky terrain where no practical driven rod would work.

Wide flat  strap would be nice for low RF impedance.  One such material 
is  bronze weatherstripping that was popular on older houses before the 
days  of many synthetic rubbers and plastic foams.
You can still find rolls of  that in old hardware stores.

-Stuart  Rohre

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