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How to Install a Grounding Rod The Easy Way. Post #657.

If you're having trouble viewing this video, please insert this address into your browser search box: https://youtu.be/kpI8PFMYl4. Pounding ground rods isn't one of my favorite chores when I build an amateur radio station or erect a vertical antenna.  A ground rod and its associated radial system are necessary to protect your equipment from nearby lightning strikes, static discharges, and to provide the "missing half" of your vertical antenna system.  Still, ground rods are a genuine chore for most of us.  There may be another way to install a ground rod without all the strenuous effort required.  In this video, we learn a cheap and easy way to drive an 8-foot/2.43 meter copper grounding rod into the ground without "pounding it to oblivion" with a heavy sledgehammer. Pounding a ground rod with a heavy hammer can remove the copper coating from the rod and decrease the effectiveness of the rod.  In less than 15 minutes, you can have the ground rod instal