Why do you advise against an aluminum ground plate? Are you only against
outdoor use or indoor as well? I have a pair of Hoffmann metal utility cabinets
with aluminum grounding plates inside. They seem to be fine and haven't
corroded a bit.
73, Dick WC1M
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Kemker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:47 PM
> To: Peter Dougherty
> Cc: TowerTalk@contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mounting Polyphaser IS-RCT to SPGP
> The ICE might be a better solution, in any case. However, to each their
> I'd advise against the aluminum and seriously check out
> www.georgiacopper.com for their copper plates. VERY reasonable prices
> for 12"x12" sheets and straps. I just got two in the mail that I'll be
> mounting for the tower base. It cost less than the great eBay deal I
> got on a PolyPhaser copper plate mounted on MDF I purchased a few years
> ago. As in five times less money. (I spent $45 before shipping on the
> PolyPhaser plate. I spent $9 before shipping on the GA-Copper plate.)
> They also sell the wide copper straps for grounding and the copper
> anti-oxidant grease, as well. All in all, good deals on good product.
> Peter Dougherty wrote:
> > My Round Tuit finally arrived and I'm hoping to have my single-point entry
> > panel finished in a couple of weeks. What I'm trying to figure out the
> > proper way of mounting the Polyphaser IS-RCT (8-terminal rotor control
> > protector) to the panel. It's a solid box with a ¼"-20 one-inch stud coming
> > out the top and there are no mounting flanges on the box. My original plan
> > was an 18 x 24" copper or aluminum plate to which all the suppressors would
> > be mounted, and 2" strapping to the bonded system. The thing of it is, none
> > of the polyphaser devices are made for panel mounting-neither these IS-RCT
> > boxes or the high-power coax supressors, which are bulkhead-mount only.
> > I'm really stumped here and I think I may just end up selling these and
> > getting ICE devices instead. Any suggestions?
> > Also, would I be just as well to get aluminum sheeting for the SPGP, then
> > using copper strap with a thick layer of NoAlox where the strap meets the
> > plate? Would I run into problems if I ran two 2"-wide by foot-long buses
> > tied together by 2" strapping or is it better to go with a single large
> > plate instead?
> > Thanks in advance.
> > -----------------------------------
> > Regards,
> > Peter,
> > W2IRT
> 73 de W5NNH
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