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Re: [RFI] DigiKeyer II

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Subject: Re: [RFI] DigiKeyer II
From: Peter Laws <plaws@plaws.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:55:51 -0600
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On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM, Dale <svetanoff@earthlink.net> wrote:

> You mention use of braid to the ground rod outside.  That's OK if the braid 
> is encased within some sort of weather-proof cover, such as shrink tubing.  
> The problem with braid that is exposed to the elements is that it corrodes, 
> and unless you inspect it frequently (at least once per year), you could end 
> with no connection (or a very high resistance one).  If you do not have 
> covered braid available, replace that run of braid with insulated stranded 
> (the kind used for electrical work - not welding cable) copper wire.  No. 6 
> or No. 4 AWG will be fine.

Fair enough.  I'll add that to the to-do list ... because I haven't
messed with it since I put it in ~7 years ago.

Hey, so how would one measure whether or not a ground is good?  Is
that doable?  With a regular multimeter?

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