----- Original Message -----
From: "John Dooley" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003 6:19 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Single Point Entrance Panel (??)
> When is a single point cabling entrance panel inside or outside? I would
> consider it overkill to cut the stucco out of the side of my house to
> provide for an entrance panel for my coax and rotor cables.
Clearly you aren't sufficiently "devoted to the cause"! <grin>
Would I have
> the same protection by mounting the lightning arrestors and isolator
> hardware in an electrical box with a ground bus and ground rod a few
> inches from the outside wall and then run my cabling in through a small
> access hole?
Sure.. nothing special about a big panel... it's the low impedance from the
arrestors to the lightning ground that's important. That, and you want the
"point of arrest" to be as close to the rig as possible (so there's the
least possible TL between the arrestor and rig). If you want to mount a box
a foot or so from the house (or, you could even put a "mud ring" (or
something like a floor flange) into the stucco and run a short piece of
conduit or pipe out to the box.
I'd worry more about keeping insects and other vermin out of the house.
Or am I to understand that something about the magnet field
> fluxing my fritter if I do sustain a hit and, do do it this way. Just
> trying to avoid over kill and doing irreparable changes to the cosmetic
> attraction of my significant other's investment. I'm trying to maintain
> aesthetics and ensure I have a safe grounding system for my tower
> install. I plan to install ICE or Poly Phaser hardware for cable and
> coax connections and tie everything together with a good grounding
> system, I just don't want to start surgery on the house and find it was
> a little too much for my two coax install. Sure you understand- (No do
> do intended!!! -just a question)
> John W6ZIP Victorville, Ca.
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