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[TowerTalk] Home brew radial ring question

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Home brew radial ring question
From: "K2VI" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:58:57 -0500
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I was thinking of purchasing the DX engineering radial plate and clamp priced 
at 73.00 , However the more i thought about it i was leary about the SS to 
copper connections and losses due to that dissimilar metals. I was wondering if 
a 3/4" soft copper pipe bent in a circle and double wrap the #14 radial wire 
and solder. also a #6 insulated stranded copper wire to the UNUN will be a more 
efficient ground system. I was thinking of installing 3/4 tees @ 180 degrees 
apart with copper pipe legs about 18 inches and smash the end so i can tap the 
ring in the gound so it will be securely in place and will not move. It sure 
will save money and my assesment is it will be a more direct system. All copper 
to the unun. By the way the antenna is a zero five 43' vertical. I will say the 
construction is heavier duty than my mosely or anything ive seen from an 
antenna company. This guy tom makes on heck of an antenna.


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