- March 26, 2017 at 10:07 pm #14289
Over dinner with a large group of friends I heard the words “soil conductivity in NH” and something about a new device to measure it. As the only person at the table with any RF experience or interest I was surprised by the topic at the other end of the table. It turned out the discussion was related to farming. Apparently there are efforts to map the conductivity of the state’s small farms with 1/4 acre resolution and also to develop a airborne measurement capability.
The following link is just one of many articles on measuring soil conductivity and what it reveals about the soil.
It also suggests some fencing and a few cows around the vertical may be worth a dB or two of gain….
Amherst, NHMarch 27, 2017 at 7:39 am #14291
Fred KemmererKeymasterMarch 27, 2017 at 1:40 pm #14325
Ed DeichlerParticipantMarch 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm #14363
Fred KemmererKeymasterMarch 27, 2017 at 9:07 pm #14365
I’ve been think about renting a hill top for my tower, maybe I should add dairy farms to my list. 😉
On the serious side it is useful there is an ongoing development of measuring devices, research linking soil type to conductivity, and the USDA and NH are building high resolution data bases. I’m starting to think the “1” in our call signs is the soil type.
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