Re: Ground/Lightning dilema...

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From: Leon Heller (leon_heller@hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Aug 24 2002 - 10:35:07 CDT


>From: "ss lyon" <sslyon@megalink.net>
>Reply-To: sslyon@megalink.net
>To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Ground/Lightning dilema...
>Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 09:47:52 -0400
>
>Definitely the pipe, Dave, for the following reasons:
>1.) It's essentially self-supporting; requires fewer supports and maintains
>shape/position well.
>2.) More robust attachment at both ends. You can hammer the tubing flat,
>drill
>and bolt directly to the ground rod. Drill/tap or bolt lugged wire at the
>shack
>end.

Lightning rod conductors here in the UK are usually a sort of thick copper
strip, about 1.5" wide. You probably have the same stuff over there. It
might be easier to use than copper tube, and conduct better.

73, Leon

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