Measuring Ground Resistance (Was Vertical antennas)

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From: Mark Schoonover (schoon@amgt.com)
Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 11:17:53 CST


Reading all this stuff about verticals got me thinking about ground
resistance and how to measure it. My thoughts are to use a wheatstone
bridge, and upon reading up on them, they all use direct current as their
power source. If I wanted to measure the ground resistance of a vertical,
wouldn't I want a bridge that uses RF at the resonant frequency of the
antenna?? I think this would be a cool little device, not just for ground
mounted verticals, but mobiles and measuring the ground resistance in the
shack. Any ideas on this one??

72 - .mark

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