[TowerTalk] attaching #4 bare to aluminum tower legs

Cqtestk4xs at aol.com Cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Wed Sep 12 12:27:21 EDT 2007

In order to stop oxidation at the tower legs on the aluminum, I made a  
"sandwich" of stainless steel between the leg and the copper.  I used a  piece of 
stainless hose clamp for it.  
Instead of copper wire, I used an old piece of 1/2 Heliax and pounded it  
flat for the ground wire.  It surely was a lot cheaper, and gave a larger  
surface to "bond" to the tower.  Also, I believe the flat surface area is  more 
conductive for lightning due to the increased surface area.
I intend to due the same thing out here in KH6 on my new tower

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