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[Towertalk] Ground wire impedance

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Subject: [Towertalk] Ground wire impedance
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2002 11:02:32 -0400
> I found some Canadian govt spec that says that stranded cabling is
> There seem to be a lot of prescriptions in this business, but not much
> analytical or experimental data.

It is pretty well known among RF engineers working with high power, 
as well as cable manufacturers, that stranded wire is worse than 
solid smooth wire of the same size and the finer the stands the worse 
it is. Also weaving can makes it go from worse to terrible!

It certainly wouldn't take much experimental work or research to 
confirm this, and to prove their suggestion of a woven conductor is a 
poor suggestion.

It would be interesting to find out who ($$) was behind such a 

73, Tom W8JI 

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