charcoal in earthing

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by MIRINGU, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. MIRINGU

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    Hi,what propety does chacoal has coz its use in earthing?
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    Nov 4, 2008
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    Greetings:


    When I was a broadcast engineer, it was almost universal practice to bury tons of charcoal and copper chloride in the ground to supposedly improve the ground conductivity. In the U.S., burying charcoal was pretty standard practice for radio receivers in the early part of the last century.

    As it turns out, any benefit of charcoal in the ground is purely imaginary. Save your money and effort! If you're trying to make an effective antenna ground, a few elevated ground radials are better than an acre of charcoal!

    Eric
     
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