I'm looking for some advice from those who know or have experience with
getting a good ground in a basement ham shack. My basement shack is located
about 80 feet away from access to the outside so I am considering putting a
ground rod through the basement floor about 8 feet from the back of the
radios. I'm concerned about whether that will give me an adequate RF
ground. Also I wouldn't be able to easily tie the new rod to the house
ground without a long run. I'm also concerned about sealing around the new
ground rod so that I don't have to worry about water leakage up through the
basement floor though I think the likelihood of that is pretty small since
the house is basically built on a sand hill and drainage is good. What is
the best way to seal around the rod?
What advice or experiences can you share?
Thanks for your help.
Stan - K6VWE
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