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[TowerTalk] Grounding help needed

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Grounding help needed
From: (Barry )
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:22:58 -0400
On 26 Sep 01, at 20:12, Eric Scace wrote:

>    I have been told that another consideration for "shallow" grounds
>    is freezing.  Ground rods extending below the frost level will
> work better when the top layers of soil are frozen than rods which
> remain in contact only with frozen soil.  However I have not seen any
> definitive studies of effectiveness of grounding systems when soil is
> frozen.
>    It is a fact that thunderstorms can occur at times of the year when
>    the ground is frozen.
> -- Eric K3NA

And don't forget drought. If there is a period of drought, the top few 
feet of soil will dry out, and become less conductive, a LOT quicker 
than soil 6-8 ft down.
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet:
Newtown, PA                     Frankford Radio Club

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