> You should connect the power ground to the tower ground via
> the single point ground system established where the cables come
> into the building.
How about if one of my coax runs is 7/8 CATV line? Surely there
is enough mass in that aluminum shell, along with three regular coax
runs, the rotor power and data lines to be the equivalent of one 0/0
or 0/2 ground wire?
Tower base to shack entry point is about 65 feet line of site, 70-75
feet with a sweeping turn (I could eliminate the turn if that is important,
or I could ground the shell at the extreme moment of the turn. In either
case everything will be grounded to the extended service ground prior
to entering the shack.
> Anyway, I am in the process of moving to the Philadelphia, Pa area, so
> will have little time to really get involved in these discussions and for
a while I
> will be QRT. Once I am established there, I will once again provide my
> of view (opinion) for folks to agree or disagree with.
> 73 Bob AA0CY Kent, Wash (near Seattle)
Thanks Bob for your perspective! Have a safe move and a wonderful holy-day
season! 73, DavidC K1YP
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