[TowerTalk] grounding

S. J. Blackwell w5lu at hotmail.com
Wed May 21 07:25:19 EDT 2003

The time rate of change of current in a bolt is such that inductance is very 
important as is the location of that inductance.
Best regards,
Sam, W5LU

>From: "Wes Attaway \(N5WA\)" <wes at attawayinterests.com>
>To: "Pete Smith" <n4zr at contesting.com>, <ww5l at gte.net>,   "Kelly Taylor" 
><ve4xt at mb.sympatico.ca>
>CC: towertalk at contesting.com
>Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] grounding
>Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 21:30:06 -0500
>Pete makes a good point, up to a point.  I do not believe "low
>inductance grounding" is an issue in the single-point grounding
>scheme problem.  Reasonable attention with decent sized wire and
>copper strap will suffice for the purpose of controlling the
>problem of imbalances in potential at different ground points.
>Low-inductance questions are mainly associated with RF grounding,
>which is much different from tieing various gound points
>together.  Going from a second floor room to ground for the
>purpose of a so-called DC ground is not much of a problem.  Your
>coax should be grounded near the ground out at the tower, and
>maybe again just outside the house before coming up to the second
>floor, so I don't think it would much of an issue as far as the
>second floor goes. DC grounding and RF grounding problems are two
>different animals.

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