Re: RF Ground

to: James

At that power level, a 2 AWG stranded welding cable will work just fine. 
Run from the very base of your secondary coil right out to the ground.


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> Subject: RF Ground
> Date: Tuesday, January 19, 1999 6:48 PM
> Original Poster: James Mereness <"mereness"-at-dti-dot-net (Jamie Mereness)> 
> I have recently upgraded to a 2kVA P.T. driven coil.  For my first
> "beginner" NST system, I drove a 8' rod through a hole in the basement
> floor, and then ran about 40' of 1.75" tinned braid to the coil
> upstairs.  Recent list archive searches have led me to believe that I
> should replace the braid with solid copper, and I intend to install a
> run of 3" strap.  My concern is that I need the last 10' of my
> R.F.ground to be made from a more flexible material, for a number of
> reasons.  How large a gauge of stranded wire does the list think I
> require?  I am also considering soaking the ground rod hole with hot
> salty water before runs.  There are long term corrosion issues, but it's
> not a problem to replace the rod in a couple of years if this soaking
> will improve performance.