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[TowerTalk] Re: Lightning ground "Holy Wars"

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: Lightning ground "Holy Wars"
From: (Dave D'Epagnier)
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 08:42:49 -0600
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> From:         Tom Rauch
> So a 1" wide strip has about the same inductance as a 1" wide round 
> tube, but with the same amount of material a flat strip has 
> less inductance because it can be made wider......
> By the way Tom, if you play with these formulas, the units are MKS,
> the inductance is in nH, I left a paranthesis out of the ribbon
> equation (tough to write equations here), and the wire equation is for
> solid wire, not tubing. The main point is that copper strip like the
> stuff you can get from Polyphaser (1.5"wide by 0.015" thick) is a lot
> lower inductance than the standard "wimpy" AWG#2 wire used for
> grounding, and a heck of a lot more flexible  than copper pipe (and
> more expensive than either!).
> -- Dave
>       The reference can be derived from data in Magraw Hill
> > Electronics Engineers' Handbook.
> Is that the one by Fink? 

> 73, Tom W8JI

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