> Thin radial wires on the surface of the earth serve no
> regarding electrical safety of the service entrance. We
hams use radials to
> improve the coupling (capacitive) between the earth/dirt
and our vertical
> antenna current return path(s) at 1.8 + MHz. These thin
wires will do
> nothing to shunt to ground several hundred or more Amps of
60 Hz fault
> current from the utility.
Neither does a ground rod. It takes a massive buried wire
system or a large array of deep rods to even handle minor
fault currents from the power line.
What people need to protect themselves and their property is
a common connection point for EVERY conductor entering the
building, so everything comes up together without a path
through the building.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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