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Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning arrestor in towers

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning arrestor in towers
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:21:31 -0700
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On 6/20/11 12:41 PM, John Becker wrote:
>> Also bond all of
>> your cables at the top and bottom of the tower.
>> 73
>> Gary  K4FMX
> What is the best way to do this and still keep water out of the cable?

best is different for different people.. But.. bulkhead connectors on a 
bracket with waterproof connectors (or waterproofed connectors) is one 
way.  The familiar Cable TV drop "grounding block" works this way.

Stripping the outer jacket of the coax off, wrapping a strap around the 
shield, and then waterproofing the assembly.

Adding a ground wire when attaching the connector. (this one is used a 
lot on multipin connectors for aerospace use, where you don't want to 
depend on the connector shell for connection to the shield)


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