[TowerTalk] Tieing Ground Connections Together

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 11:13:13 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-10-13 10:45:49 EDT, caconway@evansville.net writes:

<<  Sould I also tie the two ground
 systems together with a 100 foot length of No 4 or 6 copper ground wire
 which I would put in the pipe, or are the two ground systems far enough
 apart so I don't have to do this. >>

    Yes, everything should be connected. You want all of the voltage
potentials to rise and fall at the same rate. One-hundred feet is nothing in
the event of a lightning strike. You could get a big surge through the earth
from a strike a half a mile or more away. 

73 and GL,  Steve  K7LXC

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