Re: Ground system

Subject:    Re: Ground system
      Date: Tue, 03 Jun 1997 02:55:11 GMT
      From: jim.fosse-at-bjt-dot-net (Jim Fosse)
        To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
References: 1

>Subject:     Re: Ground system
>      Date:  Sat, 31 May 1997 08:44:26 -0800
>      From:  Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
>        To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>References:  1
>Ed Sonderman wrote:
>> I remember at the time Richard Quick suggested interconnecting the
>> ground
>> rods with aluminum flashing and using Alumilox (conductive grease) at
>> the joint
>> of the copper and aluminum.  Then using hose clamps to bind them
>> together.
>What is the purpose of the Al flashing?  Couldn't you just connect 
>to the ground rods with regular wire and a ground clamp?
        Last year I was causing TVI on my neighbor's TV. He is also
the only other household besides my still using an aerial. At the time
I was just using 20' of #4 A.W.G. as a ground. He complained that I
was causing enough snow on to make TV viewing annoying. I switched to
#2 welding cable, the snow went down to only 5 or 6 lines on the
screen. I then switched to 3" wide 2mill thick Al tape, the snow
dropped to just a few dots.

Without a DSO with a FFT package or spectrum analyser, I can't explain
this result. My neighbor did see the difference, even if I can't
explain when the TVI went down.