>A caution, though. I used these clamps for my tower leg ground wires.
>After a year the small screws that pinch the copper wire have rusted, and
>all the wires are loose! Not exactly a good lightning ground. If you wind
>up with ones like I did, I suspect they could be a problem up on the tower
>unless the offending area is potted with some sort of tar-based compound -
>at which point the problem is how to inspect the joints... ah well.
Thanks Pete! I had the same problem with the oblong shaped copper clamps
that connect my ground wires to the ground rods at the tower base. I guess
it's a problem with anything copper that is exposed to the elements.
Not a big problem to fix if you remember to add it to your routine
73, Bill W4ZV
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com