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Subject: [TowerTalk] Homebrew Radial Ring
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Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:30:14 GMT
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An article in one of the popular amateur radio magazines recently suggested 
using stainless steel drain strainers in conjunction with stainless steel nuts, 
bolts and lockwashers as a way to connect radials together.

You could bolt several such stainless steel kitchen drain strainers 
at their perimeters to make a device which would surround your antenna.

One might also visit a "non-ferrous" recycling dealer (scrapyard) and see if 
they would sell some stainless steel sheet or plate to you.

If you choose do drill your own stainless sheet or plate, use a drill press, a 
quality drill bit. (none of the Harbor Freight garbage) lubricant and steady 

On my setup, I use bolts, "nylok" nuts, washers and "star washers" all of 
stainless steel.  Got the hardware from a marine hardware supplier:
Jamestown Distributors.  

You might also use copper or brass for the grounding plate with stainless 



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