|To:||"Michael Tope" <W4EF@dellroy.com>,"Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Jim Lux" <email@example.com>,"Tower Talk List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Station Ground|
|From:||"K8RI on Tower Talk" <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 15 Jan 2005 18:51:55 -0500|
----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My manual says to run the negative lead directly to the battery, particularly with todays unibody construction.
All it takes is a weak weld giving way or a rusty joint causing the path to change
At least they are no longer welded up on an assembly line of people. I worked on one of those over 40 years ago and I can testify there were certainly more than a couple of bad welds that went through. <:-))
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member) N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2) www.rogerhalstead.com
to battery negative connection so that the rig power return becomes the power return for the entire vehicle electrical system? I did fuse the negative lead. If I change this where should I connect the power return lead (its easy enough to do)? Should I connect to any chassis metal near the battery, the engine block, or are you advocating that I only run one wire back to the battery from the rig and use the vehicle chassis as the power return?
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