[TowerTalk] Control cable Grounding
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 17:11:05 -0800
Dropping lines down a pull or push-up is not feasible (I understand the
reason for putting them inside). Suggestions for we who must use pull or
push up towers?
In fact, making the question even broader are there hints and kinks out
there which the manufacturers don't share? What is the best arrangement for
feeding cable to the antennas, rotators and other devices?
""It takes courage to be creative, Just as soon as you have a new idea, you
are a minority of one.**
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w8ji.tom [SMTP:w8ji.tom@MCIONE.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 4:43 PM
> To: John Langdon; 'Dick Flanagan'; K7LXC@aol.com
> Cc: Tower-Talk Reflector
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Control cable Grounding
> Hi John and All,
> > SNIP
> > Coax: Three suppressors per cable. One at the top of the tower, one at
> > the bottom of the tower where it makes the 90 degree bend to go to the
> > shack, and one at the ground window entering the shack.
> > Control Cables: Two suppressors per cable. One at the top of the tower
> > and one at the ground window entering the shack.
> > IMHO, if the base of the tower is more than 75' from the entry point to
> the shack, even if and the >cables are buried, you should put a suppressor
> at the base of the tower AND at the entrance to the >shack.
> A lot of this stuff is common sense in dressing leads and grounding, both
> of which will do more than any other suppression method.
> Keep the lines INSIDE the tower when possible, let them exit ONLY at the
> tower bottom, bury them when they leave the tower for a good distance, and
> install a good radial system ground on the tower. Put a real ground at the
> station entrance, and use some common sense and disconnect the lines when
> storm is nearby or when you aren't using the gear.
> While the extra gizmo's can't hurt, real damage protection comes from
> proper grounding and lead dress and having common sense about
> power and antenna leads during storms.
> 73 Tom
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