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Re: [TowerTalk] CATV & Phone grounds

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] CATV & Phone grounds
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:54:31 -0700
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At 07:10 AM 7/11/2006, wrote:
>In a message dated 7/11/2006 9:04:09 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
>And, for  both CATV and phone, their interest is in protecting *their*
>physical  plant, not yours.  You are the sacrificial element in their
>protection system.
>An interesting point.
>Does anyone know if the cable and phone companies are REQUIRED to tie their
>ground to the ground at the service entrance?

There's a general NEC requirement that all grounds have to be tied together.

>Mine are not.
>Several months ago my tower took a lightning hit and everything tied to the
>phone and cable lines was *killed*. I wonder if not having their grounds 
>into the power co's is the reason.
>73, Don - K4BEV


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