Heres some more info on putting in ground rods etc that I got from
Michael Marmor, mmarmor-at-pluto.njcc-dot-com,
Subject: Re: Best way to install ground rods?
>I recently bought an 8 foot copper ground rod to be used as my
>station ground. Does anyone have any advice or tips on ways to
>install the rod? I am concerned that it might bend if hit with a
>sledgehammer. Also, does the 8 foot rod need to be driven all the
>way in to have an effective ground. (I do not know how the soil
>conductivity is at the QTH here in Princeton, New Jersey; I imagine
>conductivity dictates how deep the rod must be to function
I received many replies to my post about installing ground rods.
Since this info may be of use to other amateurs installing antenna
systems I will post some of the replies I received.