A question for the group:
I have three 199 ft towers in a triangular pattern about 300-400 feet from
each other. The closest to the house is about 225 feet away. Two other
smaller towers (67 and 87 feet) are closer to the house (about 75 to 100
All towers are grounded to each other with heavy buried conductors and
each has six 8 foot ground rods in a fan. All coax is grounded to the tower
at the base with heavy strapping. At the bulkhead three ground rods in a
fan pattern go away from the house. Bulkhead is connected to the ground
system by means a heavy copper strap. At the bulkhead all rotors and relays
and disconnected with Cinch Jones disconnects. Coax is disconnected but has
Polyphasers for all coax. The ground at the bulkhead has a Ufer and is
connected to the electric service/telco drop on the side of the house...common
ground. The service entrance also has a Ufer.
The nearest power pole is around 150 feet away from the house (and away
from the smaller towers by 100 feet). My electric and telco service is
underground from the pole to the house.
Now here's the question: Would there be any benefit in connecting (by
means of an underground run) the towers to the power pole ground. I know it
may not be legit to do it, but I'm out in the country and the last house on
the grid and the power pole is 650 feet off the road. My thinking is the
whole system, house electric, antennas, towers etc are all at the same
potential. I'm trying to avoid any lightning seeing a different ground and
traveling through the house wiring to the pole.
Any thoughts on this? It's pretty important to get this issue resolved
since Central FL is the lightning capitol of North America.
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