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From: (Frank T. Brady)
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 18:56:07 -0700
 Thanks for your input - I'm still confused about where the 'center' of the
'single point' grounding system should be.  As I said earlier, if it's the
tower, then I'll be running interconnecting strap about 180 feet?  Hopefully
this will gradually become clearer once I talk to Polyphaser.  At least I
now know what constitutes a loop (after the tree branch analogy).

 Even though the utilities are going in from scratch, I think the contractor
plans to run a trench from the street to the house and then from the house
to the garage/shack - if there are alternatives here, I've got to learn
about them soon, because the work starts just a few days from now.  It's
hard to imagine how power can be routed to two separate buildings in any
better way than described by the contractor.

 I'm copying this to the reflector in the hope that someone who may have
missed the above question the first time around will see it now and respond.

 Frank W0ECS

>>From what I've read on the subject, it looks like you want the utilities
>to come into the house in the same place as the antenna stuff. Since
>everything is supposed to be bonded together, that would make it much easier
>to do. Unfortunately, in my case, the phone and electric come in at one end
>of the basement and the shack is at the other end (abt 50 ft away). I have
>not seen that situation addressed specifically. The books always show nice
>neat commercial installations with all the lines coming into the same place
>for easy connection to one bonding panel. I think I'm supposed to run a big
>wide copper strap between the two locations. I'm sure you'll be getting lots of
>input on this thread so I'll be interested in suggestions from the
>other guys.
>73, Chuck KM3V

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