We deal with grounds on an on going basis in the broadcast industry.
"Weaving" these straps to form a "screen" would give you a more effective
area of ground. I would suggest that you split them in half and see if you
can form a 10 X 10 screen, then solder any ground radials onto that screen.
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On 6/25/07, Barrie Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'd like to improve my grounding system, which, due to clay and rocks, is
> mostly nonexistant.
> I have a friend who owns a sheet-metal shop. While visiting him recently
> I saw a pile of copper sheets that were left over from a large job, and were
> going to be sold as scrap.
> Some of these sheets are five foot long and 4 inches wide.
> Could I create a "good" ground using up to several of these sheets buried
> from 6" to a foot underground?
> Ideas appreciated.
> Barrie, W7ALW, DN36au,
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