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Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding a vertical

To: "Mike Bragassa, K5UO" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding a vertical
From: "Mirko Sibilja" <>
Reply-to: Mirko Sibilja <>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 16:54:18 +0200
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If tower is not grounded, use RF choke (available at Array Solutions). If
tower is grounded (shunt fed), use RF choke too, from coax inner lead to
ground.  At our club's field day activities we use balloon suppoerted
vertical for 160, static charge-up has been quite high until we decided to
use RF choke to the ground (we use radials on the ground and single ground

Mirko, S57AD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Bragassa, K5UO" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 4:43 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Grounding a vertical

> ...speaking of lightning:
> What is a simple and effective ground for my base-loaded 80 meter vertical
(Rohn 25g)? "Spark gap": How can one be made and what gap is correct?
> Thanks!
> Mike, K5UO
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