[TowerTalk] Ground Resistance

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Tue Aug 8 18:25:38 EDT 2006

Way, yes... simple, not really.  There are meters made for measuring ground
system resistance, but they rely on either a very good reference ground
nearby, or a couple of rods spaced the right distances apart to act as a
reference.  Its been some years since I used one so I forget the exact
process, but its spelled out in detail in the manuals.  The one I used last
was made by Biddle if I remember correctly.  Check with a local electrician
or electric company crew, they may have one and could make the measurements
for you.  Or the meters can be rented from electronic rental places if you
want to do it yourself.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of John Cowan
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 22:08
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground Resistance
> I have followed the posts on radials and ground resistance for some time.
> Is there any simple way to measure the impedance of the ground radial
> system as you install them to know when you have enough of them in the
> ground?
> John
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