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[TowerTalk] best way to ground the upper section of a crank-up tower?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] best way to ground the upper section of a crank-up tower?
From: (Ken Brookner)
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 16:04:53 -0700
i've got a 40' aluma tower that i've just installed and need some guidance
on how best to ground the top section (this is a 2 section nested crankup).
my first inclination is to just drop some heavy braid from the top section
down the center of the tower and bond that to the ground system since that
would still allow me to crank the tower up and down.  but, i know that's not
optimum.  this tower is mounted free standing (it's guyed) so there's no
handy roof to climb on and then bond the two sections electrically at their
junction once the tower is fully extended.  climbing the extended tower is
not something i'm going to do (very bad idea...).

so, is there a better way than the heavy braid method?  ideas?

kenb n5lpi

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