In a message dated 97-11-07 09:53:11 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Works better if you silver solder
> the connections, but I have also gotten away with clamps.
Silver soldering or brazing a transmitting antenna ground system is
mostly okay as are good mechanical compression connections. Use of an
antioxidant is highly recommended.
For a lightning protection system, DO NOT solder anything. One direct or
even indirect hit will heat everything up enough to melt the solder - no more
ground system. See my previous post about compression or exothermic bonding.
A reprint of my article on 'grounding systems for hams' is available for
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