Ground Connections

AT THE BASE OF THE ANTENNA:

 

This position was chosen to be representative of a typical portable operation, where the station is set up near the base of the antenna pole.

 

The ground connection was about 1 meter (3 ft.) of 6mm (1/4 in.) stranded wire connected to a galvanized steel ground stake.  The ground stake was 750mm (2.5 ft.) long.

 

AT THE "WORST CASE" POSITION:

I connected a short 1/4 in. wire to the cold water pipe . . . about 6 or 7 ft. away.