FWIW, I just use a 1/8" thick x 3/4" wide aluminum bar
stock from the hardware store. Goes along the back
of the desk (near the top) and is periodly tapped for 8/32 screws
to accept AL/CU rated "spade" lugs that connect to the
various equipment "boxes" with ~1/4" braid. Then the strip is
connected to the station ground. Works for me.
On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:53:19 -0400 Charlie Gallo <Charlie@TheGallos.com>
> Hey Gang,
> Sort of antenna, sort of RFI, more safety..
> I've decided my back of desk grounding situation needs to be
> Now, we all know the standard is a nice, thick copper buss.
> Question is, how thick? - this will then be run down to the
> panel/ground rod
> Is Brass/Aluminum/Copper PIPE a valid alternative? If aluminium,
> again, how large (I normally have round up to about 3" diameter
> sitting in the shop, as well an AL plate (various sizes, 3/16 thick
> up to 6" wide is everyday, and I have angle up to 5" wide legs, 1/4"
> thick around, and blocks up to 2" thick and 4" wide hanging around
> I intend to silver braze most of my connections, but obviously that
> won't work to an Al plate, That I'd drill, tap, and either use
> studs with nuts, or screws
> Again, we aren't talking the wall pass through here, but the buss at
> the back of the desk
> 73 de KG2V - Charles Gallo
> Quality Custom Machine-shop work for the radio amateur (sm)
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