Bob Kirkeby wb0dsf at
Thu Mar 7 12:24:49 EST 2013

I have used solid #10 aluminum as radials buried 6" in alkaline soil. It
became badly corroded in 2 years; nearly disintegrated in spots. Not saying
it wouldn't be fine in other soils.

On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Mike Greenway <K4PI at> wrote:

> From some feedback on the aluminum coated steel, I am thinking about
> trying some regular aluminum, 14 gauge.  Anyone got a downside to this?
>  Price, weight, conductivity are good and little if any stretch.  I will
> use aluminum screws and nuts on the end terminations with No Ox.  73 Mike
> K4PI
> _________________
> Topband Reflector

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