I also have been with the understanding that equipment in the shack should be
star grounded. Each piece of equipment grounded to a single point.
So we should now bond each box to each other using a wide flat strap or copper
mesh (shield copper) from RG8 or equivalent, then take that total bonding to a
station ground such as a ground stake outside using large solid copper wire or
to copper water piping inside the house with the braid or strapping and
bypassing around the water meter, for lightning protection?
I have mine connected to both the copper water pipe (to street side of the
meter) and solid copper to a multiple ground rod system around my tower and
another connected ground rod outside the shack window, all are connected
On 19, Dec 2013, at 16:19, Jim Brown <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 12/19/2013 1:39 PM, EDWARDS, EDDIE J wrote:
>> But for anything connected to RF equipment, daisy chaining violates the
>> "guidelines" and specs for single-point grounding systems. This may be
>> acceptable as long as the overall shack has proper lightning protection in
>> all other cases.
> That is NOT correct. These so-called guidelines are based on a
> misunderstanding of circuit fundamentals.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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