[TowerTalk] Attaching coax shield to the tower
Mon, 4 Jan 1999 14:25:01 -0600
ICE makes a very nice (and supposedly effective) grounding block
for coax shield. You remove about 1 inch (If I remember correctly
and its now -27 degrees fahrenheit wind chill so I am not going to
look!) of the outer plastic, apply the conductive copper colored
paste that is part of the kit and mash it in the machined block
which can be mounted directly (or use a good ground strap).
Each block can handle up to 4 coax's and there are 2 models - one
for RG8x type and one for the larger stuff (9913 etc).
I have used them for two years now and I guess it works (no
lightning damage since their installation). Was hit once prior to
Bruce, WA3AFS (under about 13 inches of white stuff in Iowa)
> does anybody know of an easy way of attaching the shield of RG-213 cable
> or (similar) to the top and bottom of a grounded tower? I've read that
> this is desirable for lightning protection (grounds shield currents
> before they can leave the tower), and possibly to reduce noise pickup.
> It of course needs to be a water proof method. I'm not sure if this is
> the same thing that K7FL is asking for or not.
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