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[Towertalk] bulkhead ground system

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Subject: [Towertalk] bulkhead ground system
From: (Mike Gilmer, N2MG)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:21:39 -0300
AA6TT wrote: 
> > I'm looking for comments on this setup before it's built.  Should
> > I be concerned about bolting the copper feed thru panel 
> > directly to my garage's wood frame -- is this a fire hazard?

K7LXC replied:
> Yes. This is the Single Point Ground System main connection to 
> ground and any lightning transients will be going through it to 
> ground so I'd keep it away from anything that it would arc to.

I was considering a similar arrangement: an Al plate with bulkhead UHF 
connectors mounted to the aluminum siding of my garage - backside of 
which poking into the garage - all perhaps connected to the service 
ground (with a few more ground rods added).  But this thread has me 
rethinking it.  I'm not in lightning country, but we do get it often 
enough to take seriously.  Now it seems that I need to build some sort 
of stand-alone arrangement that is not attached to (but near) the house 
in order to effect the SPG.  Perhaps a plate on a post (with suitable 


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