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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Cqtestk4xs@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:20 AM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Grounding the tower..alternatives
> Braided or solid...that is the question.
> Neither. Being a typical ham, I'm cheap. Most hamfests have short
> hardline. I got some nice air filled 1/2 inch stuff for free which I
> 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
> 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.
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