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Subject: [TowerTalk] Overlapping Radials
From: "Jerry Keller" <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 23:28:27 -0400
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In answer to my earlier inquiry, the majority advice seems to be that #24 bare 
copper wire is too light to make a good set of on-the-ground radials from, not 
for electrical or RF reasons, but rather because they would be too fragile.  
Thanks to all that responded... much appreciated.

My plans for an inverted ell for 160M and a 1/4 wave vertical for 40M include 
radial systems that will overlap and that will also cross over the ground 
system for my tower. My inclination is to connect them all together where they 
cross each other. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to connecting the two 
radial systems where they intersect, and/or connecting them to the tower ground 

73,  Jerry K3BZ

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