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From: "John Wagner" <JWagner@dxengineering.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 1:39 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Single Point Ground and Lightning Rod Ground
> ..........I'm not sure I want direct bonding the lightning rod system.
> Any thoughts?
> John W8JJW
It seems like the last thing you'd want to do, doesn't it? But simply put,
you want your entire ground circuit to "bounce", or rise as simultaneously
as possible during a strike event. The object is to not leave one piece of
equipment at a lower ground potential than the rest. Avoid parallel paths to
ground. If you tie your shack, tower and input panel together. Then connect
that to your utility ground, you can greatly minimize parallel paths. Don't
forget to protect your utility's service entrance too.
Tom Hybiske, K3GM
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