Re: good RF groundplane construction? (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 16:45:12 EST
From: Esondrmn <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: good RF groundplane construction? (fwd)

In a message dated 98-01-18 17:51:12 EST, you write:

<< Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 23:03:47 +0100
 From: solva-wijnschenk <solva-at-xs4all.nl>
 To: "tesla-at-pupman-dot-com" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
 Subject: good RF groundplane construction?
 Dear all
 How do I construct a good RF ground for my coil without using the
 main-ground as adviced by many coilers. Would a sheet of alu-foil
 wrapped around woud do?
 Thanks for your repy,
 arrie sparky

Use an 8 foot copper clad steel ground rod - available at all building supply
stores and most hardware stores.  Connect to you coil using heavy guage solid
copper wire or use 2 to 3 inch wide copper or aluminum flashing.  Depending on
the input power of your coil, one ground rod should be good for a 12 to 15 kv
30 to 60 ma transformer.  Wet the ground around the ground rod before using
it.  For higher power systems, add more ground rods about 8 feet apart and
connect with heavy guage flashing.  My large ground plane uses three copper
rods connected by copper flashing.

Ed Sonderman