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RE: [TowerTalk] ground strap width: 3" vs 6"...

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Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] ground strap width: 3" vs 6"...
From: "Jim Brown" <>
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Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 14:02:02 -0500
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On Wed, 18 Aug 2004 12:42:13 -0500, Keith Dutson wrote:

>What importance does inductance have in grounding a roof mounted antenna?  I
>would think impedance is the prime concern.

At the frequencies involved in lightning (IEEE says the energy in lightning is 
centered around 1 MHz), the impedance of the earth connection is, for all 
purposes, entirely dominated by inductive reactance. 

Jim Brown  K9YC


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