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[TowerTalk] Sewing Radials in the lawn

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Sewing Radials in the lawn
From: (Greg Gobleman)
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2002 14:35:44 -0600

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From: "Pete Smith" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 12:27 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Half slopers using a tower

> For whatever it's worth, I've been gradually increasing my radial count
> with a trick taught by K1VR.  I use an 8-foot ground rod bent to a slight
> arc with a hole through one end.  It works like a carpet needle and I just
> stitch the radials into the grass.  They aren't buried, but they sure
> aren't mower bait.

Now that's a novel idea.  Do you just mount your roll of wire near the tower
and sew your way around the lawn?  Your south of the freeze zone I think,
anyone have success doing that into a frozen lawn?  I know that idea about
scalping the lawn and waiting for grass to grow over it, but this would
allow me to go places that I normally could not.   i.e. down the alley etc.
Anything I can do to hide it from rabbits is a plus as they like to chop my
radials into little pieces, if laying on top of the ground.  They have not
bothered coax yet, but give them time.

Greg K9ZM

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