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Author Topic: grounding??  (Read 226 times)
KI4HBX
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« on: July 24, 2005, 01:16:46 PM »

I have installed my antenna a comet gp3 about 25ft high on my roof using 1 1/4 pipe, I have ran a bare copper no6 ground wire from the mast through pvc pipe to a copper ground rod 8ft long drove in the ground my question is, is this a good enough grounding method?
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WX0B
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005, 07:43:54 PM »

You bring up a great topic!  And one that is dear to my heart.
Please see all the work we have put into this URL to try to help hams with grounding questions.  

http://www.arraysolutions.com/Products/ice/10.html

Also see this application note
http://www.arraysolutions.com/Products/thorshammer.htm#top%20of%20page
Done by someone else.

What really is important is that your concerned and you recogize that you should do something, unlike most amateurs, until they get a $10,000 damage assesment caused by lightning.  I write several of these each year for insurance claims.

Note that all arrestors are not alike.  You need a static bleed choke in your arrestor. Stay away from the cheapies, and some of the more expensive ones, that do not have it.  A gas  discharge tube is not enouph.

Best Regards,
Jay Terleski, WX0B
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