[TowerTalk] #2 solid or stranded for tower leg grounds (Oops!)
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sat Sep 15 23:19:22 EDT 2007
It'd probably help if I'd include the link
> Try a search on "Ilisco connectors"
> I found one out in my shop that is designed to mate Aluminum to Copper.
> is roughly 1 3/4 X 2 7/8" (Give or take a tad ) and fits either a 9/16" or
> 5/8" bolt. It accepts two MCM 350 cables. There is plenty of room for
> one to be drilled out to take a 3/4" bolt.
Watch out for line wrap.
The TA-800 could easily be opened up from 5/8" to 3/4"
> This page shows a few expamples. The 5/8" would need to be reamed to 3/4",
> but there is plenty of material. Check with a local electrical supply
> and you may find some nearby.
> Good Luck,
> Roger (K8RI)
>> My ground connections are made to the three legs of the tilting fixture
>> rather than to the tower legs. This allows me to tilt the tower without
>> having to detach the ground straps. Based upon the large surface area
>> contact between the tower and the tilting fixture, not to mention the
>> fifteen 3/4" bolts holding them together, I think this is the best way to
>> go. It appears to have worked fine when the tower was hit by lightning a
>> couple of months ago.
>> WA5ZUP wrote:
>>> The tower is a crank up and tilts over. I would prefer a ground
>>> that I can unbolt and not have to redress the ground connections each
>>> time I
>>> want to tilt the tower over.
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