Topband: Grounds

Mike Waters mikewate at
Sat Mar 1 22:52:26 EST 2014

Yes, that's right, Carl. No close neighbors, radio stations, etc. But this
house is a prolific generator of RFI, and I have been getting power line
noise lately.

I'm not saying that there's not a case for suppressing common mode as you
and others suggest.

I do have a problem here lately with RFI from an electronic fluorescent
ballast on 160 (10 feet from where I operate the radio), and I'm not sure
how it's getting into my NE Beverage. Big #43 beads on the ballast leads
didn't fix it. But that's another story.

73, Mike

On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM, Carl <km1h at> wrote:

> But arent you in the boonies Mike with little common mode noise? I notice
> a few others with lots of acerage do the same but when I was enroached upon
> on both sides I just followed ON4UN's lead. It works ...
>  I don't ground the shields at the transformers. The only place they are
>> grounded/connected together is inside the shack, at the switchbox.
>> My beverage coax is mostly laying on the ground. A little of it is buried.
>> 73, Mike

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