The test procedure involves both the contact area and measuring a very high resistance - in the Gigaohm range. That requires very specialized equipment that few (if any) Hams have on hand.
Useful "probes" for connecting to the mat run from $150 to almost $400. For example: https://www.amazon.com/PRS-801-W-Conductive-Surface-Resistance-Electrode/dp/ B017V3RO2A/ref=pd_day0_328_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9VFF4V66Y9VFB0F7Z4E9 I believe you will need two probes, plus a meter that can measure in the Gigaohm range . The price of one probe would convince me to simply buy a new mat, Hi! 73 Ron AC7AC P.S. Us K2 owners are rather quiet these days. I suspect few are still monitoring the reflector. I miss the many questions about soldering, testing, setting up an antenna, etc. But time, and products, moves on.. -----Original Message----- From: Elecraft [mailto:elecraft-boun...@mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Richard Fjeld Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 7:34 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Elecraft] Anti-static Pads At this point; A Question about how to properly test an anti-static mat? I bought one last winter that appears to be totally non-conductive. I don't think it is my error. If others have mats like this, and are trusting them, I can see the possibility for failures. Dick, n0ce P.S. I like reading the comments about the K2's. ______________________________________________________________ Elecraft mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/elecraft Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:Elecraft@mailman.qth.net This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to arch...@mail-archive.com