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Re: [TowerTalk] LIGHTENING--Ground or No Ground?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] LIGHTENING--Ground or No Ground?
From: "Jim Brown" <>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 16:06:15 -0700
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On Fri, 28 May 2010 18:36:55 -0400, Dale M. Schwartz wrote:

>The above advice cuts against the grain of everything I have ever
>read from the ARRL and elsewhere.  Any comments?

Hes wrong. Study 2010 ARRL Handbook, or Up the Tower (K7LXCs new book). 
Also study my Power and Grounding Tutorial, or my RFI Tutorial, both at 

Bottom line -- you can have as many grounds as you want, more is better, 
but ALL OF THEM MUST BE BONDED TOGETHER, every wire that enters your premises 
(power, CATV, telco, antennas) must be bonded to that combination of grounds, 
and all of those connections should be both robust and SHORT. Virtually all 
REAL experts agree on this, and it is in full agreement with all building 


Jim Brown K9YC


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