[RFI] grounding your ham equipment
rrath at charter.net
rrath at charter.net
Sat Jul 29 12:13:42 EDT 2006
I use insulated wire and the length is just what is needed to reach each item,
> thanks for info.
> i also made a bus bar from 1 in. copper pipe and will use this for my
> grounding my equipment. how long are your leads from from your ham equipment
> to the ground bus and is your ground wire insulated or bare. i read an
> article from radio works that they used the tuner as central point and
> everything was grounded to tuner then to ground rod, but they used line
> isolators and maybe thats why they did that. .thanks. greg
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <rrath at charter.net>
> To: <rfi at contesting.com>
> Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 11:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [RFI] grounding your ham equipment
> > Gregory, I have always been told not to Daisey Chain when possible. I was
> > told to run the ground wire to a bus bar (I use a 12" pc of copper pipe)
> > and
> > then ground all my equipment to the bus bar. As far as grounding wire, I
> > use
> > an 8 guage stranded wire from my ground rods ( I use two 8' rods) to my
> > bus
> > bar (mounted under my counter top for the radios) and then run 10 gauge
> > stranded wire from the bus bar to each pc of equipment. I have 8 items at
> > my station, so I have 8 pieces of 10 gauge wire going to my 12" grounded
> > bus bar.
> > Right or wrong, this is how I have done my station.
> > Now my tower is to far from my station, with a cement slab between tower
> > and station, so I have put three 8' ground rods in the ground for the
> > tower. I
> > dug the hole for the cement, for the tower and put one in the center of
> > the
> > hole and the other two at ground level and ran 8 gauge standed wire to all
> > three and then to the tower.
> > Right or wrong, this is how I did my tower.
> > I live across the street from a power sub station. My tower and antennas
> > are
> > higher than any thing at the sub station. During lightning storms, the sub
> > station get hammered with lightning and my tower has been left alone. I
> > have lived here for over 15 yrs with no problem. (now that this is all
> > been
> > told, the next lightning storm I will have a strike, hi hi) I hope this
> > helps.
> > Rod
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