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Re: [TowerTalk] Close call with death

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Close call with death
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:55:24 -0500
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On 01/15/11 04:34 pm, K2VI wrote:

> Post hole digging to install the pipe in ground for the 43' zero five 
> vertical. I disregarded the 1.5 inch fence post and used the scedule 40 1.25 
> I.D gavanized pipe. When digging i was about 38" down when i hit something 
> hard. Hit it a few times thinking it was a root. Well i realized it was 
> probably a rock and reached down and dug some dirt out to find out it was an 
> orange heavy plastic pipe about 1" 1/8 . Also next to it was a 1" black tube. 
> Im not sure if it was a huge power line but glad i didn't bust through. I 
> just threw down some garden rocks and cemented the pipe in just above the 
> underground lines. So im sure this will hold up firm when the cement cures. 
> As far as grounding. I did drive an 8" ground rod next to the pipe about 10" 
> away. I know i have to connect the ground rod to the radial plate but 
> wondering about connection the antenna to the ground rod. If i connect a wire 
> from the UNUN box on the antenna side and run it to the ground rod won't it 
> couple to the
>   dial plate? Since both the radial plate and antenna connect to the ground 
> rod in essence they are now both coupled together. Im in the dark here. Can 
> someone please help me out here. I would greatly apreciate the help. thank to 
> all. 73

Did you call "Miss Digg" first -- or whatever it's called around your way?


Alan NV8A

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