I attached a piece of 12 gauge bare copper electrical wire about 18 inches
long to the antenna as the ground "bus" and wrapped the end of each 22 gauge
radial around that and soldered. Five years now and no problems with soil
ph on it so far here in the Saint Louis area. Cheap, available and easy.
> I've also tried shoving a bunch of wires into a short piece of copper pipe
> (about as long as the diameter), and then heating it up with a torch and
> flooding it with flux and solder. This didn't work as well. Too easy to
> heat things too hot, etc.
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