While I am still very new at this, I ended up using a cable entrance panel from KF7P.com. This seemed to make everything alot easier. Once the box was installed on my house with a short pvc pipe running through the wall for all the cables, it was very simple to hook up ground strap, coax ground bus, and strap to my ground bus bar in the shack. The quality of the box is top notch, and it was built and shipped very fast.
I recently upgraded to general. I have been working on getting the shack set up over the past month or so. I am wanting to know if I am overlooking anything.
I have a single entry point for antenna that is grounded with it's own ground rod and then that is connected to the electrical service ground rod (the rods are only 12 ft away from each other, I could not get 16 feet between them with the location I have). I have a copper ground bus bar in the shack with copper braid running up the wall and out attached to the entry point ground. All coax shield is also grounded to the entry point. I have the power supply and radio grounded to the bus bar. I am planning on throwing up a simple dipole or two up this weekend and tune it (I do have an antenna analyzer).
Am I missing anything? Will I be ready to fire up the rig? All suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Mike KD0BKC
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