I use the rebar, welded together, in my SuperBertha bases as the ufer
ground. then just below grade I bring six pigtails out of the cement. The
pigtails get attached to 2" copper strap that I run as radials away from the
tower base. Six ground rods spaced 8ft apart for each radial. That
dissipates alot of the charge!!
I have a SPG plate at the tower base connected to every feedline ground. And
lightning arrestors all other wires connected to the tower SPG.
I also have a separate SPG plate at the entrance to the house 300ft away.
Since 1999 I've had five direct hits that I know of and I've never lost a
A fabricator could make you a simple rebar cage very cost effectively.
73, Scott W3TX
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