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[TenTec] Re. [Ten Tec] Grounds

To: John <jh.graves@verizon.net>, tentec@contesting.com
Subject: [TenTec] Re. [Ten Tec] Grounds
From: John Farler <k4avx1@windstream.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:01:57 -0500
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We have had some experience with this type of situation.
We had a repeater and a cable TV system head-end (antennas,
converters, and preamps) on the top of a rocky hill here in E. KY.

The Tech who built all this buried all the wire he possibly could
under the soil to make a big blanket of wire. In 15 or twenty
years, we never had a stroke of lightning do any damage to
inside equipment.  (He actually lined all the insides of the
buildings containing the equipment in sheets of aluminum,
grounded them all together, and mounted equipment on the

If you have space, this solution might be worth a thought.

John, K4AVX

> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:15:55 -0500
> From: John <jh.graves@verizon.net>
> My house sits on directly on ledge and I have the rocks in the 
> basement area to prove it. Headspace goes from 7 ft in the back corner 
> where my furnace is to about 3 ft in the front of the house. The 
> outside perimeter sits on exposed ledge for about 90 percent of the 
> perimeter distance.  The ledge extends out for 3 ft or better although 
> parts of the ledge may have 2-5 inches of earth cover.   So do I drill 
> an hole in the ledge and drive some more rebar in to make my rf 
> ground?  Praying has also come to mind and for 40 odd years it seems 
> to have worked?
> John / WA1JG
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