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From: "Tower" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] grounding
> A couple of points.
> My whole ground system is "CadWelded(tm)". That consists of currently 32
> 33 (forgot the count) 5/8 ths inch X 8 foot copper clad ground rods and
> 600 feet of bare #2.
> Now, before running out and purchasing a carbon block and the associated
> equipment, I'd suggest comparing prices of the carbon block versus the
> "OneShot", CadWeld (tm) process for the number of welds you are
> IF you have enough welds to make, then by all means go with the carbon
> form, but unless doing a bunch it is far, far, cheaper to use the one shot
> cartridge. The amount of welds I had to make actually favored the Carbon
> block/form slightly, but as I was going to be doing the job over several
> years, I chose to go with the OneShots rather than purchasing the form,
> tongs, and required charge quantity plus igniter. Again with the OneShots
> you have to specify the rod size, cable size, and whether straight
> end, or junction.
> I don't sell anything and have no connection with any of these companies.
> The following page shows The hydraulic drill I build for about $5 and the
> steps for installing the ground rods which are "CadWelded" to the cable.
> use the term CadWeld properly as that is the system I used.
> http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/ground.htm covers making the ground
> connections step-by-step using the "oneShot" process and
> http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/tower.htm is the installation of my
> tower and antennas.
> I hope you find the two pages of informative useful, or at least
> Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
> N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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