Frankly, I think the 'forked radial' idea has merit. In my situation I'll
use the method in grounding my tower. I have plenty of 1.5" and 2" solid
copper strap, plenty of ground rods too.....but my backyard real estate is
lacking IF I run the ground straps from the tower in a straight line. At
some point I get to where the ground rods are "overlapped" in coverage,
something Polyphaser mentions against. If, however, I fork the straps past
the point where overlap would occur, I can utilize more of the backyard to
'saturate' the ground if a strike happens.
Any opposing viewpoints on this??
Bill KC9CS (still enjoying the afterglow of working the TI9M Cocos Island
DX group on 160M sideband last night at 2:30 am with 100 watts)
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From: "Pat Rundall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 3:04 pm
Subject: [Towertalk] Radial "fan out" summary