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Author Topic: Lightning Grounding for new shack  (Read 2721 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2018, 11:44:03 AM »

Because it is going to take the path of least resistance.

Worst thing is putting grounds on the station equipment which simply encourages lightning to pass through the gear to the antenna or power lines depending what was hit.

I have a common point window outside of the shack where all coax is grounded to the electrical ground rod along with TTI gas arrestor panels for all of the control and rotator cables.  The common point window is again duplicated on the wall behind the desk for the ham equipment.  It best to avoid any path for a discharge that can flow through the gear...  same thing at the tower, common point window with arrestors.

Otherwise unplug the gear, disconnect the coax and throw it out the window.
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