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## [TowerTalk] Grounding your tower and

 To: [TowerTalk] Grounding your tower and mail.one.net@one.net (Mike Kappes) Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:11:57 -0400
 ```K7LXC@aol.com wrote: > In a message dated 97-07-08 17:45:32 EDT, steve@gamecash.com (Steve > Weisbrod) > writes: > > > I put six 8ft ground rods around my tower. If I were you I would > put in > > at least six. They are placed at 120 degrees apart. Then the second > set > > six feet away from the first set. > > > The hemisphere of influence for ground rods is approximately twice > its > length. These hemispheres should not overlap for maximum benefit. A > ten foot > ground rod has a hemisphere diameter of 20 feet, or a ten foot radius. > So > these 10 foot radii make the spacing between rods a distance of 20 > feet (10' > radius + 10' radius). > > I would also recommend putting multiple rods in the system. > Grounding > your tower is ONE part of the overall ground system. > > 73, Steve K7LXC > > > > -- > FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html > Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com > Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com > Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com > Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm That seems like a lot of ground rods -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com Search: http://www.contesting.com/km9p/search.htm ```
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