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Re: [TowerTalk] Driving ground rods in rocky soil

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Driving ground rods in rocky soil
From: Bill Turner <>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 08:58:57 -0700
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On Thu, 24 May 2007 17:06:05 -0400, Peter Dougherty
 <> wrote:

>For RF grounding (remember, this is a 160 receive loop that's going 
>up, not lightning protection or for TX), do you think I can get away 
>with this only 4' into the ground or must I go down 8'?

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Are you sure this loop needs to be grounded at all? The loops I'm
familiar with are all self-contained antennas, much like a dipole, and
don't need a ground any more than a dipole does.

Perhaps yours is different. Please explain.

Bill W6WRT

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