What are the pigtails made of? Copper wire? How are the pigtails attached to
thanks Mark N1UK G3ZZM
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From: "superberthaguy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "W7CE" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, 13 September, 2007 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ufer ground using copper wire
> Hi Clay,
> I use the rebar, welded together, in my SuperBertha bases as the ufer
> ground. then just below grade I bring six pigtails out of the cement. The
> pigtails get attached to 2" copper strap that I run as radials away from
> tower base. Six ground rods spaced 8ft apart for each radial. That
> dissipates alot of the charge!!
> I have a SPG plate at the tower base connected to every feedline ground.
> lightning arrestors all other wires connected to the tower SPG.
> I also have a separate SPG plate at the entrance to the house 300ft away.
> Since 1999 I've had five direct hits that I know of and I've never lost a
> single component.
> A fabricator could make you a simple rebar cage very cost effectively.
> 73, Scott W3TX
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