On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 22:14 -0500, Bob McGraw - K4TAX wrote:
> Everything inside the house should reference the ground and neutral at the
> service entrance or breaker panel. Since there is supposed to be a driven
> ground at the service entrance, I could care less about the fire hydrant or
> well casing. Water lines are no longer accepted as a suitable ground for
> anything. And if your well casing is plastic, as many are today, it is
> However, more important, all driven grounds on a property served by a single
> service entrance, must be bonded back to that service entrance ground.
> There's no exceptions to this rule. Failure to initiate this procedure
> produces a highly dangerous condition.
> As to having a RF ground, a ground radial system below your antenna is the
> reference point for that antenna. Several antennas can share the same
> radial system. Also that radial system must be bonded back to the service
> entrance ground.
> Bob, K4TAX
If you really want lightning and RF grounding, those ground sources need
to be connected together with wide copper strap. 18" is a nice width.
Otherwise the inductance is too much to be totally effective.
73, Jerry, K0CQ
TenTec mailing list