On 11/13/2012 7:12 AM, Rick Scott wrote:
Local ARRL RFI rep says I need 2AWG minimum 1/0 would be better but it seems
awful big. Im running a ground from the Rig, Tuner etc to ground.
You do not need a wire like that from the rig to the entrance panel. As
a matter of fact you don't even need a separate ground wire in that
location. The coax shields can serve that purpose. If you are planning
a large wire to handle lightning currents, you are already in trouble
because running lightning current thru your house is the wrong thing to
do. All ground wires should go to a common point OUTSIDE your house and
there should be no path for lightning flowing thru your house (so you
don't need that large wire).
Large wires, like #4 should be used outside for connecting ground rods.
The more radials/rods coming off the tower, the smaller the wire can be.
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