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Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding Lighting Arrestors

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding Lighting Arrestors
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:16:08 -0700
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On 4/20/2011 9:08 PM, Tony wrote:
> My question is, would there be much difference in the effectiveness of
> the lightning arrestors and the ground system by mounting them that much
> farther away?

Protectors should ALWAYS be located and grounded as close as possible to 
the receivers they are protecting. Remember that ALL grounds in your 
home MUST be bonded together for lightning safety.  This includes power 
system ground, your ham station, arrestors for telephone, cable TV, and 
satellite dish, and your tower if it is close to your house.  If your 
tower is at considerable distance from your house, you generally do NOT 
need anything more than the coax between the tower and the house. The 
tower, of course, MUST be bonded at its base, and the transmission lines 
must be bonded at that point.

73, Jim K9YC

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