On 8/20/12 9:00 AM, Paul Christensen wrote:
> Even with a remote coaxial switch, an unswitched shield conductor is brought
> through the attic. That calls for bulkhead grounding at the attic entrance
> Paul, W9AC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:18 AM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Attic or outside cable run - safety issues
> regarding lightning?
>> Make it easy to disconnect the coax before it enters the attic. If you
>> have multiple antennae, put a remote switch outside and have only 1 coax
>> thru the attic, or at most three if you operate HF,UHF, and VHF.
>> Others have given good advice re: grounding.
>> 73, Mike NF4L
>> On 8/20/12 7:45 AM, John Harper wrote:
>>> >From a safety standpoint (lighning), is there any reason not to run coax
>>> through an attic for the length of a house? My new tower is located at
>>> opposite end of the house from the shack and I'd prefer to go the more
>>> direct route through the attic. That would save me 25 feet or cable and
>>> would look neater. But if there are issues of safety, they'll take
>>> John Harper AE5X
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