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Re: [TowerTalk] ground plates (was DXE Patents)

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] ground plates (was DXE Patents)
From: K8RI <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:45:59 -0500
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On 2/10/2012 3:44 PM, Jim Lux wrote:
> On 2/10/12 10:27 AM, James C. Hall, MD wrote:
>> Interesting - what about using copper split bolts on that ring of 1-0 copper
>> ? No soldering. Multiple radials under one bolt, too.
> or if you're into soldering, what about gathering all the bare ends of
> the wires together, shoving them into a short length of copper pipe
> (like a coupling), and flood the whole thing with suitable hard solder.
> The round plate thing is really more of an aesthetic issue than a
> functional one.

It's one of convenience. Also, soldered connections tend to break more 
often.  That's why they won't let us use solder connections in airplanes 
where there's lots of vibration.


Roger (K8RI)


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