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Re: [TowerTalk] Isolated tower ground

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Isolated tower ground
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 17:01:47 -0700
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On 5/22/12 4:36 PM, Keith Dutson wrote:
> At Contest University in Dayton last week, Frank W3LPL spoke to that issue.
> As I recall, the answer was AT LEAST three grounding rods in a circle of
> radius 1 rod around the base.  For more protection add additional rods
> further out at a distance of about one ground rod.  I would use cadweld and
> 2 gauge tinned copper wire for connections, except at the tower, where
> stainless steel clamps designed for this purpose, from DX Engineering, are
> recommended.

tinned wouldn't do much good.. the thermite (oneshot/cadweld) will just 
burn it off when you bond it to the rod(s).


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