[TowerTalk] Saltwater Ground Connection

Edward Sawyer SawyerEd at Earthlink.net
Tue Jan 28 06:01:00 EST 2014

What I have used and would recommend:


At least 4 radials.  At least one over the water at high tide.  If the one
over the salt water needs to be short of ¼ wave, so be it, if the others are
¼ wave.


If you care about the signals in directions not favored directly (within 1
wavelength) of the sea, then lay down more radials in those directions.  If
you don’t, then just leave it at 4.


I have also used a vertical dipole wth the stake literally in the water (a
Force 12 10 – 40) with excellent results and no radials at all.




Ed  N1UR

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