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Old 10-23-2014, 5:26 PM
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Whats doin Joe-glad you have the antenna ready. Your ground rod should be 8'. Also, if there is a cold water supply pipe nearby your feedline, or an electrical service conduit nearby that goes underground to the service, those make good grounds too. Depending upon the conductive characteristics of the earth into which your ground will go, sometimes one rod is inadequate, in which case guys will drive two or three every 8'. If RF is all you're after, it will be ok though.
BTW have ya tried the setup on SW yet to at least see how much pull it has? And how many feet is the slinky?

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