You ever take a lightning hit? I have several times and it was
uh....exciting. Towers were extensively grounded but not to a common ground
house. Three tower legs are not an extensive ground and will not
dissapate a direct hit and will likely make a beeline to your shack on the
finish the job on its way to your home grounding system through the house.
You are living on borrowed time with that attitude. Extensive grounding
is your best friend and the insurance company's.
In a message dated 9/17/2012 1:17:23 P.M. Coordinated Universal Time,
I fail to see why a ground is needed at all. Surely the lower two feet
of tower is firmly embedded in dirt with the concrete anchor above
that. If it was done that way those three tower legs should serve as
some pretty good ground rods. At least my version of common sense tells
me so. I will have to admit that common sense has not always been
kind. Sometimes it does not make sense at all and becomes just common
bs. I am wondering what it might be on this topic? Anyone venture a
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