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Old 09-08-2017, 14:58   #16
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Copper bracelet worked for my mother. Whenever she tried living without it, her crippling arthritis returned with a vengeance. Don't knock it till you've tried it! (Of course it doesn't work for everyone, one in 10 if you're lucky.)

The placebo effect is a real effect
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Old 09-08-2017, 15:02   #17
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Placebos work well in dealing with psychosomatic illness....
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Old 09-08-2017, 17:36   #18
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Placebo effect is real. Who cares if it's chicken gizzards or copper sheets.If it works, then who is the wiser ?
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Ahh, come on guys... you know that the copper foil is there to ground your tinfoil hat to while you sleep!

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Well if you did that you'd sure as heck find out if you had a deck leak.

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Placebos work well in dealing with psychosomatic illness....

And they really help with my Munchausen's syndrome.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:06   #21
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Re: is there a reason

Well, this thread went sideways in a hurry....

Actually I am curious as well, I have a SSB for the first time, came with the boat..not really needed here in the great lakes...but I have a paper thin copper band down my centerline running aft....so I am curious if they are related as well. I am assuming so, but we all know about assuming something...
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Just in case, you should get one of these:

https://xkcd.com/1526/
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Hi we have water tanks under our salon berths, they are covered with plywood then on top of that a very thin copper sheet...
If it were for a counterpoise, better to connect to those water tanks .

It certainly pays to be skeptical of everything in life, everything - quackery, chicken gizzards, big pharma - but when something is shown to work, in the dim and distant past it would have been investigated as to why it worked, instead of coming up with a zillion reasons why it cannot work (and usually because there is no possibility of profit in that particular research). But that's for another forum...
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Everyone knows that copper sheets keep out Evil Spirits.
The Tax Man will never find you.

I think that worked for the famous D. J. copper
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Well, this thread went sideways in a hurry....



Actually I am curious as well, I have a SSB for the first time, came with the boat..not really needed here in the great lakes...but I have a paper thin copper band down my centerline running aft....so I am curious if they are related as well. I am assuming so, but we all know about assuming something...


No, what you describe is one reasonably normal groundplane setup for a HF radio. They come in many forms, yours is just one. What the OP describes is what happens to people to don't apply a HEALTHY amount of scepticism to life. (The previous owner of the boat, the PO, not the OP, if you follow me.)


I was thinking though, the OP might be able to make some kind of clever groundplane out of the sheets and see how well they work. Maybe there is a HF groundplane that can double as a radiation shield while you sleep, though once you start transmitting on the HF all bets are off.
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Tree-hugger-style freaks. To reflect negative radiation of water pools.

Meanwhile forgetting to read on toxicity of copper.

Lita edjukation is a dangerus dink.

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Well we removed the said copper sheet and have suffered no ill effects though the chicken isn't doing so well, so now we have sufficient copper to up grade our hats, Ideal wear for fending off lightning strikes
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...Meanwhile forgetting to read on toxicity of copper...
You mean all my copper water pipes are killing me?! I thought that was lead pipes? Or is it plastic?
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