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Old 14-06-2007, 08:11   #1
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What wire (type) should be used to join all metal tankage to create the proper grounding for the Ham Radio?
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Foil or meshed strap. You can also bundle several copper wires together. Do a search on radials counterpoise to get more information on gauge and number of loops within the bundle.
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There are a couple of other threads on this if you do a quick search. Someone suggested copper flashing (roofing material) from Home Depot. Great idea.

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