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From: "Merlin-7 KI4ILB" <>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 17:34:50 -0400
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I have no idea doc.
 I do plan on finding a few good chunks with a magnet and running some simple 
 Like seeing what kind of conductivity it has and see what kind of readings I 
can get when it is near RF. I may just pop some in a planter about 18 inches 
long and transmit 5 watts in the vhf band and see what kind of readings I get  
(18 inches is very close to 2 meters and easy to run tests with equipment I 
have on hand)
 I have noticed after it rains I have less noise on hf even after I water lawn 
but that may be anything. ( all the fenceing for a block of so of me is tied 
together and I bonded the fence to my rf ground system)
 Sill it gives you something to pounder...

> Merlin-7 KI4ILB wrote:
> What effect if any would you all think that a driveway made of ROC ( slag 
> rock) would have under the last 18 feet or so of the driven side of  a dipole?
>  It is at a right angle to the dipole and about 80 foot long.
>  A lot of the slag can be picked up with a magnet.
>  Also it it an inverted vee with the middle up about 40' and the ends up 
> about 22' .
>  It seems like it would have some kind of effect.

I was reading a post about VLF activity and then
wondered if metallic slag could generate RF noise
under certain conditions.

Have you tried a handheld SW radio out there?

I was wondering if you have a driveway potentially
filled with little diodes which could rectify
static electric energy.

I think I need to get some sleep before my imagination
goes the rest of the way into the Twilight Zone!

Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e

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