Sounds like a great way to get excersize.
I used an electric lawn edger (essentially a power saw on wheels at the
a stick) to cut slits through the sod about 2-3" deep. Pushed in the
wire and let
the lawn "heal" over a period of about 2 weeks.
Due to the small lot, it is pretty awful. It is, however, less awful
than what I had
Good luck and hpe C U during the winter contest season.
QRP Snob (except on 160 where I'm an amp-running philistine...HI!)
20 WPM Extra
On Thu, 6 Sep 2001 08:42:47 -0400 "David J. Windisch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi, all concerned:
> I sent this as a private post, and then thought it might be of wider
> I'm 'doing' my yearly ground: I have a boatload of those foot-long
> galvanized spikes, which I put in around the edges of my
> lot. Then, I attach one end of around 6000' of #12 bare copper
> wire at the
> tower base, and walk the spool out around the first spike, over to
> the next
> one, and back to the tower, continue out to the next spike opposite,
> 'bow-tie' fashion, and so on until all the wire is laid in one
> Longest radial is around 100'; shortest, maybe 30'.
> I take it up in May or June.
> The mower is set at 3+ inches, and I've not ever broken a radial
> Dunno, dunwannano, duncare what the resistance is. It works for me
> in a
> noisy suburban environment, where even a short Beverage rcvg antenna
> cover a dozen neighbors' yards.
> 73, Dave, K3BHJ
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