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Re: [TowerTalk] There's 'ground', and then there's 'ground'

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] There's 'ground', and then there's 'ground'
From: "Alan NV8A (ex. AB2OS)" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:59:37 -0500
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I have read that the ground rods should be out from the eaves, presumably (my guess) because the ground there will stay moister.

Alan NV8A

On 01/17/05 11:38 am David Robbins K1TTT tossed the following ingredients into the ever-growing pot of cybersoup:

Depending on the spacing of the 2 existing rods you could reduce your ground
impedance by 50% or more with 2 more rods. Maybe a LOT more depending on
the exact geometry of the situation. Lots of people make a big mistake by
driving a rod right next to the foundation, you should note that this
reduces the effectiveness of the rod because half of the circle around it is
cut off by the foundation forcing all the current to go in only one


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