This is what happens!
There is a LOT of voltage on radials
This elevated Teflon-coated radial sagged and touched
the ground while transmitting. Where it touched the ground, the
arcing melted/fused the earth into a hard ball of glass-like substance!
Station: 1.2Kw into Force 12 160m DXpedition
Vertical with 2 elevated radials
QTH: N6BT/6 on a peninsula in San Francisco Bay for
the 1998 CQ 160m CW Contest