[TowerTalk] Ground Rods Question

Clint Talmadge W5CPT w5cpt at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 30 07:20:13 PST 2010

I don't think I have ever seen a solid copper ground rod.  I have seen, and
driven lots of copper coated steel ground rods.  They are available at
Lowe's. They are 5/8" X 8" and the item # at my local Lowe's is #70680 and
they cost $11.47 each.  Because of local suppliers the item number and cost
at your local store may be different but it should not vary much.  A local
ham (AB4IQ) put 37 of them in building his radial system for his Hy-Tower.

Clint Talmadge - W5CPT

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Dave Cole
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:39 AM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground Rods Question


I want to reground my station this summer...  

It seems I can no longer find solid copper ground rods.  Is ther any real
difference between Aluminum Copper Clad ground rods, and solid copper ground


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