- Next, visit the smeter.net grounding info page for an overview of information about radio frequency grounds, more about Earth characteristics, grounding materials characteristics and benefits and practical issues related to grounding systems
- For some great tips from our friends in the Ham bands, check out Good Ground is Hard to Find from Hawaii Ham Radio Information Pages and What is a "Good Ground?" by Joseph J. Carr and courtesy of www.dxing.com
- Two transmitter manufacturers have provided some tips here Hamilton Rangemaster Grounding Methods and in the PDF file of Ground Hints, also some nice info from Information Station Specialists in Why a Ground Plane is Important, How It Works and Is Installed
- Ham radio enthusiasts, especially those who work the 160 meter band (which is directly above the AM band at 1800 KHz), provide a rich source of helpful hints on setting up an effective ground system at Grounding methodology hosted on www.hamfesters.org and Grounding in RF Environments by William D. Chesney N8SA, found at www.hamuniverse.com
- Read our own "The how big, how long and how many of ground radials"
Instead of constructing an antenna with a ground, you might inadvertently build something engineers call an "off-center fed dipole." Building an off-center fed dipole could earn an FCC citation, like this one: FCC Citation for Excessive Ground Lead.
The effort and expense of improving the grounding of a low power AM transmitter will pay off with a better signal.