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Re: [TowerTalk] Sparky Pays a Visit

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Sparky Pays a Visit
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 20:30:56 -0500
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On Mon, 1 Aug 2005 20:12:31 -0500, Gedas wrote:

>I have 3 towers up, one at 80', one at 50' and one at 70'.  
>Each is a Universal Aluminum self supporting tower which I 
>have supplemented with a single set of 3/16" steel guy wires 
>about 2/3 of the way up.  Each tower leg has it's own 10' 
>ground rod connected with a 3' length of #0 wire.  

Somehow, I missed the part where you said that the ground rods 
were all bussed together outside the house, that the power system 
ground was tied into that ground outside the house, etc. There can 
be some huge potentials between those points you call "ground" 
before and during a strike, and they should definitely all be 
bonded together. Would that have saved you the visit?  We'll never 
know. But it might have helped. 

Jim K9YC


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