[RFI] Station ground - more
k6uj at pacbell.net
Thu Oct 6 15:48:23 EDT 2016
I have had some other info emails also and I have resolved myself
to the fact that I am putting in a perimeter ground with ground rods spaced
out along the way. Under the house is not an option, one reason is that
navigate under the house anymore like the young guys hihi.
On 10/6/16 10:36 AM, Wes Stewart via RFI wrote:
> From: Bob K6UJ <k6uj at pacbell.net>
> What would you guys advise in my case ?
> The main panel is grounded as described to a ground rod.
> My ham station has a common bus that all the equipment ties into and
> this ties into four 8 ft ground rods
> spaced 6 feet apart right outside the shack. As I understand it my
> station ground should tie into the main panel ground. But in my case,
> the main panel is on the opposite side of the house
> and garage. (about 60 feet away) Should I run a wire under the house
> and across the garage floor along
> the wall (the garage has a concrete slab floor) to tie my station ground
> to the main panel ground ? (ouch)
> Yes, your station ground should be bonded to the service entrance ground. This is a code requirement, not a radio frequency requirement and worrying about the latter as some folks have done, is pointless. My code book is quite old, but as I recall 4 AWG wire is sufficient. It does have to be protected from damage so running it on the garage floor probably won't cut it unless it's in conduit. Buried a sufficient depth is probably better, even if it's a longer run.
> In any event this does not contribute to appreciable r-f grounding.
> Wes N7WS
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