[TowerTalk] Station Ground
K8RI on Tower Talk
k8ri-tower at charter.net
Fri Jan 14 17:16:00 EST 2005
Sounds good to me.
What I use here: The bare #2 that gets used for the grounding network runs
on into the basement and up into the shack. Here it is harnessed across the
back side of the desk and has a number of cable clamps fitted to it. From
the cable clamps I run 1/2 inch tinned copper braid to each grounding lug.
I crimp a ring lug on the end of the braid for each rig, but flatten it out
and slip it under the cable clamp on the #2 cable. It's flexible and allows
the rigs to move a *little*. I don't put in much excess.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
N833R, World's Oldest Debonair (S# CD-2)
>I will probably get beat up on this but what I have is a 6'x3"x1/4"
> aluminum bar behind my operating position. It is drilled and tapped
> every 6". Then at the end I have a 1/4 x 20 bolt that I attached my
> large ground braid that goes about 5 feet to my ground rod system.
> Have not had problems with ground loops etc.
> Dick W7ZR
> On Fri, 14 Jan 2005 13:39:05 -0800 (PST), N6KJ <n6kj at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> How do people attach their rigs to a bus-bar (or
>> similar)? The bigger the ground wire the better, but
>> most rigs/amps have small, somewhat fragile grounding
>> posts. How do others out there connect a nice
>> hefty ground wire to their rig or amp? Also, how
>> do people attach the wires to the bus-bar or
>> ground rod? Bolts? U-Clamps? Solder? Any
>> advice would be appreciated.
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> Tnx es 73
> Dick W7ZR
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