[TowerTalk] staples for radials

K2EK at aol.com K2EK at aol.com
Wed Jun 28 23:15:18 EDT 2006

Might there be a problem using steel staples over copper wire? Isn't  
there an opportunity for dissimilar metal corrosion?

I was wondering the exact same thing...

Wouldn't rusty baling wire staples (or coat hanger, etc) over bare copper 
radials create a field full of mixer diodes, creating a heap of spurious 

I am planning an 80 m plus 40m 4 square with a decent radial field.  Unlike 
my NY QTH, this place will require an occasional mowing.  Some kind of keeper 
will be needed.  Wisdom suggests be careful.  Any suggestions?


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