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Re: [TowerTalk] Heavy Guage Copper Wire Source??

To: "'Red'" <>,"'TowerTalk'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Heavy Guage Copper Wire Source??
From: "JC Smith" <>
Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2006 08:12:19 -0700
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Red says:
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The optimum pattern of radials for lightning dissipation from a tower or
vertical antenna is a pattern of 6, equally spaced around the center.
More won't hurt, but don't help a whole lot for dissipating lightning,
because 6 will utilize the available capacity of the soil.  This assumes
that each radial terminates in a ground rod to a depth at least twice
the length of the radial.
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It sounds like you are talking about some short radials or some long ground
rods.  Can you give us some typical dimensions?  Typical ground rod is 8' so
are you talking about 4' radials?

Thanks & 73 - JC, K0HPS


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