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Subject: [Towertalk] Quick equipment ground disconnects?
From: (Rob Atkinson, K5UJ)
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 00:07:44 +0000
What kind of hardware are you all using to accomplish the quick disconnects? 
  I have all my gear bonded to 1" tinned straps, 1/2"od copper cables and 
pipes all fastened with brass clamps and lug bolts.  If I undid all that 
everytime I went qrt I'd give up on operating.  Maybe I should walk around 
an electrical supply shop to get some ideas?

Rob Atkinson

>5) Have ANOTHER ground panel INSIDE the shack for the coax/rotator >cables 
>coming from the outside and for the equipment ground (strap) at >the 
>operating position.  (Quick disconnects useful here)
>from each other and from the INSIDE ground panel and
>from the a/c outlets when not using them.

>Yes, some would prefer to not disconnect things, but it really does >help.  
>My towers having been hit 6 times last year and once this year, >I can tell 
>you that you reduce the likelihood of damage when >everything is 
>disconnected and the metal boxes can not touch each >other.

BTW, if you want to get a great visual idea of the concept go take a look at 
a cell phone site.  Basically they surround the site with a perim. ground 
and strap _everything_ made of metal to it, that's not an RF surface or hot 
service leads.

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