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Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning Advice

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning Advice
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 20:11:13 -0400
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> Then let's call it a "Single Point Equipment Ground" or "Single Point
> Entrance Ground" or something like that.

I agree that would be more understandable, or self explanatory and like you, 
I'd prefer it. Unfortunately the SPG is one of those "industry terms".

> I agree with everything you are doing except the nomenclature. Ok, I
> admit to being nitpicky about names of things, but I firmly believe
> names like SPG should mean what they say and not require a further
> explanation to clear up the misnomer. Can you tell I used to be a tech
> writer? :-)

Likewise, I did plain language explanations of technical subjects for 
degreed people in management or those in non technical fields. Here that 
leaves me between plain language and using the proper term. It's much like 
using Hertz for frequency instead of the self explanatory, cycles per 
second. IOW it requires an explanation or definition for those not used to 


Roger (K8RI)
> I think we are all on the same page about the physical layout of our
> grounding systems. Let's just give it a correct name.

> Bill W6WRT
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