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Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding, portable generators, field day

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding, portable generators, field day
From: Dino Darling <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 08:09:02 -0800
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We have had some issues this year of RF getting into the GFI breakers and kicking them off (ie, that station goes down). It was happening with the distribution boxes first (every once and a while) and later at the 25KW generator itself.

We did NOT run a ground rod at the generator site or at any of the stations. The plan for next time is to install these and see if we see the same problems!

We were N6ME, 6A ORG. Yep! 1st place in 6A and 9th place overall in the nation!

Dino Darling, K6RIX
Field Day Chairman

At 11:44 AM 01/20/2005 -0800, you wrote:
Gosh... there haven't been any long threads on grounding in the last few hours, so here's another one...

Here's the scenario:

You're at field day, running off a generator. You've got extension cords strung all over the place to get AC power to your operating tents. You've got tower trailers or temporary towers up.

What's the grounding approach?...


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