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[TowerTalk] Rain static and grounding

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rain static and grounding
From: (Barry Kutner)
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 19:34:53 +0000
On  9 Apr 98, Fred Hopengarten <> wrote:

> On Thu, 9 Apr 1998 11:21:09 +0000 "Barry Kutner" <> writes:
> >Hi all - Lately, I've noticed the static produced by rain seems to be 
> >a lot louder than in the past. The only change I've made to my system 
> >was improve the tower grounding (from 3 ground rods with clamps to 9 
> >ground rods Cadwelded). Could this be the cause? Any other ideas? 
> >El nino? :.)
> >73 Barry
> K1VR:  Funny you should mention this.  I was thinking the same thing. The
> past three days static to the West (H40AA and AB hunting) has been
> fiercer than I remember.  I think it is just that there's usually a storm
> to the south and I'm looking at EU, but the map has been lotsa rain for
> 2000 miles to the West lately, and I'm looking West.  

Fred - You may have hit the nail on the head. 90% of the time, my 
antennas point E/NE. For the last few weeks, they have been pointed 
west most of the time. 73 Barry

Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet:
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