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Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding the tower..alternatives

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding the tower..alternatives
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:52:23 -0500
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> Braided or solid...that is the question.
> Neither.  Being a typical ham, I'm cheap.  Most hamfests have  short
> lengths
> hardline.  I got some nice air filled 1/2 inch stuff for  free which I
> pounded
> flat.  It has lots of surface area and is easy to work  with.  Another
> alternative is to pick up scrap strips of 6 inch wide copper  flashing and
> to cut
> into thinner strips.  Again lots of surface area and if  you get it at a
> scrap
> metals dealer, it's cost effective.
> By the way, for those of you who are familiar with my station, the last of
> the 200 footers is coming down today.
> Bill K4XS


You need not go to the bother of flattening the hardline. You have the same
surface area with it round or flattened.

Gary  K4FMX


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