[RFI] Grounding the Operating Position
Fri, 29 Sep 2000 11:53:29 -0700
I have used grounding components from J. Martin Systems with great
success. The quality of his solid copper bus bars is outstanding and his
copper straps are of significant quality and size. He does advertise in
QST. here are the particulars.
J. Martin Systems
I have ordered twice from J. Martin Systems and am quite pleased with the
quality of his products.
Charles T Johnston - AB7SL
AB7SL- Ham Radio Pages - with 3D Art Gallery
----- Original Message -----
From: "EDWARDS, EDDIE J" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 8:32 AM
Subject: RE: [RFI] Grounding the Operating Position
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: EDWARDS, EDDIE J [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: David Jordan [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > > I vaguely remember reading that braid was not preferred when trying
> > > reduce unwanted RF currents. If my memory serves me correctly it
> > > stated that a piece of #16 guage wire was better than using 1/2 inch
> > > braid.
> > Use either a #6 bare with green insulation or a 1-1/2" copper strap
> > if available.
> Actually, #4 AWG would be better if the run is over 8' long and #2
> if over 16' long. And that's either bare OR w/green insulation. Solid
> stranded is OK.
> Be sure to use copper rated connectors to avoid dissimilar metal
> problems. The reason for the large conductor is more than just for RF
> ground. It's also a safety ground as well.
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