[TowerTalk] Ground Radials Insulated or Not
garyschafer at comcast.net
Mon Dec 6 10:47:44 EST 2004
Bare wires make an excellent lightning ground system.
> I think the article by K3LC answers my question about the best number of radials for the installation in my particular application. The nest question I have is what benefit if any is there to using bare wire as opposed to insulated wire in the radial system.
> When I go to the local houses to buy wire it is cheaper to buy 12 or 14 guage spooled insulated wire rather then bare wire. When I look at ordering it online buying locally is more attractive from a cost point since shipping has thus far made online orders significantly more expensive then local purchases.
> Does direct earth contact buy anything as opposed to insulated radials with respect to use as the rf ground?
> Chuck WD4HXG
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