No, that will not "do".
You need to follow proper grounding procedures.
Ground rods need to be spaced every "2n" apart, where n=the length of the
ground rod in feet. The grid should be n distance from the building also.
It's not the #4 wire that's important, it's the ground rods!
Depending on where your power, Telco, antenna cables, and control cables
enter the building, that will/may modify that somewhat.
You need a single point ground SPG entry that is tied into the ground grid
along with power & Telco.
The above is just the beginning of a design for your situation. Please look
at my website and see what needs to be considered when designing a
grounding/lightning protection scheme. www.erols.com/n3rr
Also, read the PolyPhaser book or go to their website.
Then, come back and ask more questions.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 12:17 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Lightning Protection - Perimeter Ground
> My shack is in a separate building 25 feet from the base of my tower. How
> to the building should the perimeter ground be? I was going to tuck #4
> copper into a 4-6" deep slit about a foot from the sidewalls, with a
> at each corner. Think that'll do?
> 73 - Jeff, WB2RUZ
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