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[TowerTalk] Grounding your tower and

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Grounding your tower and
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Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 19:20:41 -0400 (EDT)
In a message dated 97-07-08 17:45:32 EDT, (Steve Weisbrod)

> I put six 8ft ground rods around my tower.  If I were you I would put in   
>  at least six. They are placed at 120 degrees apart. Then the second set   
>  six feet away from the first set.
    The hemisphere of influence for ground rods is approximately twice its
length. These hemispheres should not overlap for maximum benefit. A ten foot
ground rod has a hemisphere diameter of 20 feet, or a ten foot radius. So
these 10 foot radii make the spacing between rods a distance of 20 feet (10'
radius + 10' radius).

    I would also recommend putting multiple rods in the system. Grounding
your tower is ONE part of the overall ground system.

73,  Steve  K7LXC


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