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[TenTec] Ground

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Subject: [TenTec] Ground
From: cherry@getnet.net (Jim FitzSimons)
Date: Tue Aug 12 18:48:50 2003
Do you mean all grounds? Do you connect your grounds to the neighbor's
What about the barn?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Hoffman" <ghoffman@spacetech.com>
To: <tentec@contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:16 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Another grounding question

> All -
> This grounding stuff really energizes people (no pun, groan).
> I have read many, many write-ups on this, and the best I have seen are
> offered by Polyphaser and Alpha-Delta.  Both of these reputable companies,
> and several engineers whose write-ups I have read, insist that all ground
> points be tied together.
> The principle is this:
>     If all points are tied together, then they will all rise together, to
> common high voltage during the strike event.  If they are all at a common
> voltage, then there is no delta VS..  If there is no delta VS., then no
> current will flow, and nothing will cook.
> I cannot PROVE that this is correct, but it makes sense to me, and it is
> what I do here at my place.
> By the way, the underwriters code requires all grounds to be tied together
> also, If I have read the code correctly.
> Your mileage may vary.
> 73 de Gary, AA2IZ

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