[RFI] DigiKeyer II

Peter Laws plaws at plaws.net
Thu Dec 19 15:55:51 EST 2013

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 2:42 PM, Dale <svetanoff at 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?

Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!

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