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Re: [TowerTalk] Where to find Surplus wire for ground

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Where to find Surplus wire for ground
From: K4SAV <>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:49:26 -0600
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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.

Jerry, K4SAV


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