Put a couple rods at the tower base and connect to the service entrance
with heavy wire(2ga or 4ga I think is min size, I use 0000ga here). It
wouldn't hurt to put extra rods connected to the same wire at the
corners of the house. And it would be even better to make a loop all
the way around the house if you can and also connect to water line, well
casing, and any separate building grounds like garages or sheds that
have power. Read back in the archives a bit for discussions on size of
wire, lengths of rods, how to connect it, electrical code discussions,
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bill VanAlstyne
> Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2004 13:58
> To: _Mailing List Tower-Talk
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Utility GND / Tower GND interconnection question
> I've been reading all the discussion on tower grounding over the past
> with great interest, as I'm currently building a new home and will be
> erecting a US Tower TX-455 free-standing crank-up near one side of the
> house. Unfortunately, the utilities ingress is on the OTHER side of
> house. It's within feet of the property line, so I can't locate the
> there! How best to interconnect the tower and utilities grounding?
> I have to go around the house -- but is there a best way to do this?
> been a ham for a lot of years, but this will be my first tower, so I'm
> real novice when it comes to this stuff.
> Bill / W5WVO
> Albuquerque, NM
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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