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[TenTec] Pegasus & lightning

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Subject: [TenTec] Pegasus & lightning
From: nj4f@erols.com (Steve Bookout)
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 12:25:00 -0400
Hello all,

I thought that a single point for grounding EVERYTHING was recommended.  As 
I remember it, this would keep the difference in the quality of multiple 
grounds, in ohms, from causing a difference in potential along the multiple 
ground, ground buss.

Difference in resistance = difference in voltage drop for the same REALLY 
high current = different voltage potential to ground along the bus = 
current flow.

I am not an expert, but this is sorta how I remember it from a forum at 
some big convention.

Also, I've seen what can happen to disconnected coax in the shack when it 
takes a direct hit.... PL-259 shrapnel, quite literally.

73 de Steve, NR4M

At 10:21 AM 10/20/1999 , Dr. Gerald N. Johnson, P.E. wrote:

>GROUNDING of the antennas SEPARATE from the house wiring ground and thus
>the radio equipment ground is ESSENTIAL!!!

Steve Bookout, NR4M (ex NJ4F)
Rapidan Data Systems

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