Check out www.k3lr.com for Rob Sherwood's paper given during the
2009 Dayton antenna forum. If I recall correctly, he used hardware
cloth that was hot-galvanized after weaving and fastened together
with cable-clamps. In a visit to a local farm supply, I found some
similar material with 2 X 4 openings that was about half as expensive
At 05:06 PM 6/12/2009, Joe Giacobello wrote:
>I know that there are several folks out there who are using chicken wire
>ground screens in addition to radials for their verticals. I'm curious
>to know if the various sections of chicken wire are (1) soldered to one
>another and (2) to the radial system? I'd guess if the chicken wire
>sections were overlapped at their edges, there would be a high
>probability of their making contact somewhere along their length so that
>soldering wouldn't be unnecessary. No?
>I presume that the lifetime on the ground for the chicken wire is
>relatively short? Two-three years? OTOH, wouldn't the remnants of the
>wire and its degradation products enhance the conductivity of the soil
>surrounding the antenna so that the remaining radials are now more
>Just curious to know what your collective experiences and thoughts are
>on this subject.
>Thanks for your input.
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