From: Kent Miller
>According to the ARRL Antenna Book, 6 th edition, published 1954 ----
>" the circular trench ( surrounding the ground rod ) is filled with rock
>salt, magnesium sulfate, or copper sulfate, put in dry and then flooded
>with water. The chemicals increase the conductivity of the ground and
>thus reduce the losses from current flow. "
As a 9 yr old SWL in 1959, I watered my salted ground rod every afternoon
when I arived home from school. Sure helped the old Philco receive the
Chicago PD down near 160 mtrs, way down here in Dixie. I thought !! :>)
Try it--- on this band you need all the tricks you can pull out'a your hat.
73, John WA4TT