In a message dated 6/18/01 12:01:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Does anyone know of a good source for copper braid (solder plated or not)
> ground strapping?
Braid is not used in commercial ground systems and is not recommended for
this type of application. One problem is that as the rain runs down the tower
leg it picks up some zinc which is deposited in the braid and contributes to
rapid braid deterioration. Also the strands of the braid oxidize individually
so it loses overall conductivity which increases the resistance over time
which is exactly what you are trying to avoid.
Use copper strap or solid copper wire for ground systems, not braid.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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