|To:||Jim Lux <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding, portable generators, field day|
|From:||"R. Kevin Stover" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Jan 2005 21:01:01 -0600|
Our FD power system is comprised of a 5KW generator with an 8ft copper
clad rod driven in right next to the generator.|
The frame of the generator and the genset are grounded at that point. For distribution we use an Octopus of sorts made up of a main breaker box with 4 15 amp breakers. Each breaker in the box feeds another steel box with a quad outlet. The entire system is built using 12/3 romex. It might be a good idea in a field day situation to use GFCI breakers but I don't think we've done it yet.
We will continue to run in a steady, gentle type of rain. If we hear thunder much less see lightning we run for cover.
I've never worked an FD where I haven't gotten wet at some point. Stringing dipoles in a driving rain is right down there with root canal for me.
-- R. Kevin Stover AC0H
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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