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Ground Rods or Ground Clamps

  The new version of EIA/TIA-222
specifies that copper wire SHALL NOT be used for ground wires, ground rods or ground clamps.  All new towers installed under EIA/TIA-222 specifications must use galvanized ground rods, galvanized steel wire (ie guy wire!) for grounding conductors, and galvanized connectors or exothermically welded connections.  Tinned copper wire may be substituted for galvanized steel wire when the conductor must be buried.  Bare coppers no longer allowed in any grounding application, either at the tower base or at the guy anchors.
   This change came about as a result of research that demonstrated that copper ground rods in proximity to tower foundations and steel guy anchors tended to accelerate the corrosion of the steel members, leading to sudden catastrophic failure.




  Antenna/azimuth adjustments, and other Modifications, Tower painting.    

     Guy wire repair and replacement, tension checks, and relighting.  

        Fence/gate repairs, Troubleshooting of any problem.  

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Re-lamping a 600' near Tampa Fl.

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