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Re: [TowerTalk] Solid copper ground wire supplier

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Solid copper ground wire supplier
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:06:56 -0600
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Not really.  You should have a ground rod for each leg of the tower.  
You could put a ring around the tower if you wanted.  The idea is to 
dissipate static and attempt to prevent a lightning strike.  If you get 
one #2 or # 10 won't matter.

Mike W0MU

J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011 CQ WW DX CW
W0MU-1 CC Cluster

On 10/12/2011 10:32 PM, Tony wrote:
> On 10/11/2011 9:28 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
>> AWG10 solid is also used for a lot of
>> things.  If you want bigger (AWG2 or 2/0), then stranded is where it's
>> at, although I don't know why you would need something that big for a
>> tower (you see it where it needs to bridge across something moving: like
>> a gate or a tilt fixture)
> Hi Jim,
> So there's no advantage in grounding a tower with AGW 2/0 vs #10?
> Tony
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