I have a question about the proper electrical grounding for a new shack in an old single story house with a full basement.
The house has an existing ground rod from the fuse box. The individual electrical outlets are not grounded, however.
I am planning to put my radio equipment in a room about thirty feet from the existing ground rod. I was expecting to put a second ground rod outside the room where the radio gear will be located and then tie the new ground rod to the previous ground rod with a heavy gauge copper wire. The connection will be made through the basement. The new ground rod will allow me to ground the radio gear with a much shorter ground bus and ground strap.
However since proper grounding technique requires only one ground per building, I will be connecting the two ground rods together.
The distance between the new rod and the existing rod is about 33 feet.
Question: Will the 33 foot copper wire that runs through the basement connecting the two ground rods create more problems than it solves? That is will it act as an antenna or cause other RF problems?
Or is it okay because the new rod will provide a short path for RF and the RF will "ignore" the 33 foot connection?
Thanks in advance for your answers.