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[TowerTalk] Routing cables - tower to shack

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Routing cables - tower to shack
From: (Milcarsky)
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 18:57:10 -0400

It's clear that grounding the coax at the tower base, before it bends toward
the shack is the right thing to do.  However, I have only heard that the
coax shield should be grounded at this point.  Why not also place an
arrestor for the center conductor at this point as well?  It would seem that
this would afford a certain amount of extra protection.  What are your


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Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Routing cables - tower to shack
>     Commercial specs call for grounding cables that come down the tower
> *before* they turn towards the building. The cables should be grounded
> directly to the tower at that point to offer the lowest resistance path to
> ground. The bend in the cables introduces inductance at that point so you
> want to be grounded before that so the lightning energy will go there to
> ground.

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