Topband: Radial Integrity

Missouri Guy, N0TT n0tt1 at
Tue Sep 11 21:16:33 EDT 2007

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 11:22:44 -0400 herbs at writes:
> Quoting Gerard Jendraszkiewicz <jend at>:
> > Is there some way to see if a radial is still intact ? I have 
> buried
> > radials and over time I think some have been broken. Any way to 
> check ?

I've checked for breaks in underground wires by using
a portable AM radio placed close to the ground and above where the
buried conductor should be.  In your case just listen for a sudden 
change in level as you follow the radial.  Tune the radio for
noise or a station just stong enough to be heard.  

Charlie, N0TT

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