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Re: [TowerTalk] Question about ground

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Question about ground
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 18:06:51 -0700
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On 9/9/2012 6:01 PM, Matt Fearnow wrote:
Well the electrical service comes in to the back of the house.  I need to
go from there to the side and up to the front to where the entrance into
the basement where my shack will be.  A few years ago, an engineer (now SK)
had advised me to tie all grounds together, from the electrical, to the
"tower", to the cable shields, to the ground plate in the house for the

You got excellent advice.

   IIRC, was to allow all points to have equal paths to ground.

Sort of -- the intent is to have all parts of the building stay as close as practical to the same potential. It won't be perfect, because lightning will induce current on that wiring too, by virtue of its proximity, so think of this very good practice as minimizing the potential for damage.
Else if not, if current came in from the eletrical panel, through the gear, and
out through their ground (if that was the shortest path)

That certainly can happen.

73, Jim K9YC

73, Jim K9YC

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