And, do you have a separate ground between the power supply and the radio?
You should and thus not depend on the DC negative for ground. Wire should
be #10 AWG for runs of 5 ft or less.
There should be no concern for a 5KW FM at 1 mile. AM, well that's a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry DiGioia" <email@example.com>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 6:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] blow-up number 5
> There is a medium-power (5KW I think) FM station 1 mile away. I
> mentioned this to Paul, and he dismissed it.
> Stuart Rohre wrote:
>>Larry, are there any strong BC stations near you?
>>I would connect a resistor of say 10,000 ohms to ground from each side of
>>the feeder of your dipole to constantly drain static build up which is
>>common in cold dry winter weather. Even slight wind or sway of the wires
>>could develop hundreds of volts, given the winter conditions.
>>Are the leads from power supply large enough conductors and twisted all
>>GL and 73,
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