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Re: [TowerTalk] Coax ground braid

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Coax ground braid
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:18:02 -0700
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On 4/16/2012 3:54 PM, Bob Ad5vj wrote:
> I was always told to use flat braid for station grounds in years past for RF 
> purposes and if you didnt have any, make it from coax braid.

Actually braid is NOT a good choice for bonding grounds outdoors, 
because it corrodes so quickly.   The better choice is wide flat copper 
ribbon -- it lowers inductance a bit (but ONLY a bit) as compared to a 
round conductor of equivalent cross section, and doesn't corrode as 
quickly as braid.

73, Jim K9YC

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