The Back Stay rod was to show with correct galvanization of the
1920's they stood up well.
The parentheses was a reference to wire used in antennas. I should have
added "used in antennas".
Reading down a little further:
The ground wire information was to show that enameled copper wire
stood up well in the ground as radials.
On Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:20:57 0000, Bill Wichers <email@example.com> wrote:
Galvanized can be a problem in some soils. This is the reason that
galvanized ground rods are no longer recommended in most applications
(I think ON4UN even has a pictured of a rotted galvanized ground rod in
> Copper-clad steel ground rods are more common and will generally
hold up much better in typical soil conditions. I would assume the same
would apply to galvanized steel and copper radial wires. I'd be careful
using galvanized wire for radials without at first testing it to make
sure it would last. It would be a shame to invest time and effort in a
radial system just to see it rot away in a few years!
> -Bill KB8WYP
> > Note: The backstay we found of the old 1920's Belfast radio station was
> > galvanized iron. The galvanized surface was in good condition
after so many
> > years in the ground) In the aging process have wondered how Zinc oxide
> > compared with copper oxide. (Copper-weld vs zinc coated electric fence
> > wire) Zinc is not nearly as good to start with.
> > 73
> > Bruce-k1fz
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