> I found the following quote on another mailing list, having nothing to do
> with Ham radio. Any comments? <<<< The problem in much of Florida is that
> the fine sand acts like a filter, and renders the ground water ultra-pure.
> This is all well and good for drinking, but does not conduct electricity
> well at all. For a lightening rod to work, a second rod (a 'counterpoise')
> is sunk into the ground and conencted via heavy cable to the lightening
> rod. In parts of florida this counterpoise must be sunk over 250 feet
> deep in order to reach dirty enough water. <<<<
That is an excellent example of why you shouldn't believe what you
read without a second independent verification from a reliable
Dirtier water the deeper you go, and sand filtering out the impurities
that cause conductivity. What a Bozo.
73, Tom W8JI
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