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Re: [TCML] RF Grounding
On the note of RF ground quality, what's the consensus for establishing
a quality RF ground for "tabletop" coils?
If a coil makes, say, up to 30" streamers, and a connection to a known
good grounding electrode is impossible, then what should you do?
Is it advisable to spread out a mesh or foil counterpoise below the
coil, and connect RF ground to that? Say the heck with it, float the RF ground,
and tie enough components together so it works?
Do biploar coils have the problem of RF noise to ground? If you float
the secondary of a bipolar, is any RF ground necessary?
Whatabout twin coils? Is it necessary to ground their midpoint?
I feel twins and bipolars may be especially attractive for tabletop
coils, since they tend to attract sparks to each other's terminals and therefore
less so to surrounding objects. Is this typically the case?
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