The beefy wires are used to minimize the inductance of LONG ground
leads, e.g., from your desk to the ground rod. The shorter leads from the
rig to the ground bus can be of smaller gauge as their total inductance is
not that large over the foot or so (typically) to the bus-bar or other
next-larger ground component.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "N6KJ" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Station Ground
> OK, I've gotten several responses to my station
> ground question. Nearly all of them have described
> a ground system with "beefy" (#0 or #2 stranded)
> wire connecting a bus-bar in the shack to a
> ground rod (or multiple ground rods connected
> together), but all of them have described how they
> connect the rig to the bus-bar using much smaller
> (like #10) wire. Isn't this a "weakest link problem"?
> Why do you need "beefy" connections from bus-bar
> to ground when you use much smaller wire
> connecting the equipment to the bus-bar?
> 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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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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