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Author Topic: RF Grounding of Shack  (Read 641 times)
KD7TCV
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« on: October 08, 2003, 02:41:59 PM »

My shack is on the second floor. What is the best way to RF ground all my equipment? I've read too much indicating that a long ground wire will behave as an antenna, and I don't want to experience any hot bites from my equipment. Is there a solution? 73's and thanks.
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WA4PTZ
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2003, 05:45:14 AM »

There is also another rule of grounding....
always keep the resistance to ground as low
as possible.
The object is to obtain an "earth" ground.
You can use heavier gauge wire or strapping
to reduce the resistance to ground.
There are those who claim you don't need a
ground. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Opinions don't conduct lightning to ground
and neither do ferrite cores and chokes.
If it were emergency conditions that would be
different. For a permanent station you need
a genuine "earth " ground. And you can't have
too much. But....do your homework and learn
about the proper hardware and placement. We
are talking about your equipment and possibly
even your life. Isn't it worth the effort ?
73 - Tim
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