On 1/4/11 4:59 PM, Dale M. Schwartz wrote:
> This may be a dumb question, but if it is really hard and expensive
> to run a ground from the electric meter or panel box to your common
> ground system (due to accessibility and long runs) , would it make
> any sense to run a ground wire from an AC outlet in the shack to the
> outside ground system??? Would that tie the house AC electric system
> to the antenna/rig common ground? Dale K4ROZ
not a dumb question, because it seems like a way to do it, BUT
You don't want the transient energy or fault current flowing through the
house wiring if you can avoid it.
Also, when they talk "bonding" they mean "permanent connection", which
rules out plug/socket sorts of things.
Consider the scenario.. power line hit by branch touches your pushup
antenna mast which now carries full power line voltage and raises the
"ground" potential. You want that current flowing outside the house to
the main ground. not through the greenwire ground.
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