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[Towertalk] Lightning ground/ RF ground

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Subject: [Towertalk] Lightning ground/ RF ground
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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 00:11:09 +0000
  My paranoid tendencies keep me interested in reading 
all posts about lightning-protection, even though 
there's not much I can do to change my present setup, 
which is:
  Tower base 10 feet from house, copper panel in 
weatherproof enclosure three feet from house containing 
Polyphaser units connected to system of multiple ground 
rods (including powerco and telco) via copper strap.
  But now I'm wondering: How do I BEST ground the 
chassis of the actual radio gear (mostly boatanchors) 
inside the shack for RF purposes? I don't want my link 
between the indoor gear-grounding buss to the outdoor 
system to compromise lightning protection, create ground-
loops, etc.
  I can run a 12-foot long length of copper strap from 
the equipment buss to the outdoor copper panel. Or I can 
run a five-foot strap from the equipment buss to a 
ground rod that is connected to the outdoor system. 
  Suggestions appreciated...
  Mike, KØMYW

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