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Fw: [TowerTalk] RE: Tower Grounding Query!

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Subject: Fw: [TowerTalk] RE: Tower Grounding Query!
From: (WA9ALS - John)
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:14:22 -0500
> I wondered if you have any opinion about the following:
> It's a lot easier for me to have more extensive grounding at the tower
> site (open field) than at the shack entrance.  My tower is about 500
> feet from the shack.  I plan on one ground rod for each leg (no halo)
> connected by strap and Polyphaser clamps etc.  I was going to put up
> electrical box and inside install a copper panel - On that I would
> a Polyphaser rotor cable protector and a DC-blocked center conductor
> protector.  I would use  Polyphaser Uni-Kit to strap the coax shield
> a tower leg.  I'll add other radials/rods out there as time and funds
> allow.  The feedline and rotor cables will be buried for a couple
hundred feet,
> then strung on top of the ground.
> Whith this level of protection, would you still install coax and rotor
> cable protectors at the shack entry too?  If I was only going to have
> one (relatively) "extensive" ground system, do you think it makes much
> whether this is at the tower or shack end?  Obviously at this distance
> the shack and tower systems won't be tied together directly.  Thanks!
WA9ALS - John
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