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Re: [TowerTalk] Station Ground

To: Pat Barthelow <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Station Ground
From: Gary Schafer <>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 23:16:04 -0500
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It doesn't matter if conductors are round or flat. It is the surface area that counts for low inductance. Of course a flat conductor will have less copper for a given amount of surface area compared to a round conductor.

Gary K4FMX

Pat Barthelow wrote:
Kelly, and TT:

One reason for the desirability of broad, flat ground conductors at RF, is that the series inductance of such is much less than "round" conductors of any manageable size... While a narrow stricture somewhere in the conductor should be avoided if possible, and it is difficult to avoid entirely, you still gain benefits from the broad conductor contributing less total inductance to the ground system....even if in series with a small run of narrow conductor...

73, DX, de Pat AA6EG


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