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[TowerTalk] Braided Ground Strapping

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Braided Ground Strapping
From: (Brad Bradfield)
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 05:42:34 -0700 (PDT)
Common practice in broadcast ground systems is to use only silver
solder on the ground bus.  This must be the "hard" silver solder as
used in air conditioning systems, not the "soft" stuff that's more like
standard tin-lead solder.  It looks like brazing rod and requires
acetelyne or MAP gas to melt.  I have probably 3/4 pound of the stuff
if anyone's interested.


Brad, W5CGH


--- Paul McInnish - K4BET <> wrote:
> I would suggest one correction to a comment made and I quote:  "It's
> easy to
> solder any other wires...."!  Please, never solder any grounds!  The
> low
> melting point of solder will cause the joint to disintegrate
> extremely
> rapidly with a very small surge of lightning.  Then NO ground
> protection!

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