HIP HOP a HIPTY HIP HOP!
HOP decides the ground itself must be saturated so he goes back to the local hardware store and purchases 2 more grounding rods. He places these rods on the opposite side of the house. BAM suddenly the Echolink node is working! No Harmonics from the FM site. HOP is on his way to the new world of VOIP. The next day HOP lets his dog out to go to the bathroom. HOP's dog is a bit of a mutt of mostly beagle. Every morning the Dog , We'll call WB8DOG does his morning deposit in HOP's antenna farm.
WB8DOG has been chasing a particular rabbit around the yard for several weeks. WB8DOG is unaware of HOP's new grounding system. WB8DOG See's Mr. Rabbit around one of the corners of the house. Off like a shot WB8DOG rounds the corner after the rabbit and POW head on into the newly installed grounding rod head first. HOP within the shack hears the loud thud and walks outside to find out what the sound was? Witnessing WB8DOG staggering after the rabbit HOP is a bit confused as to what has happened.
However HOP notices the foot of protruding grounding rod is bent about 90 degree's. Thinks nothing of it and heads back in the shack. Later that evening WB8DOG doesn't seem to be acting right. HOP calls him over and after a visual inspection notices a golf ball size knot on the dogs head and also notices both the dog's eyes are blood shot. Needless to say WB8DOG never chased another rabbit after that day...