[TowerTalk] Grounding mast?

Matthew Steven kd0bvk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 12:52:00 EDT 2008

That's very interesting to me.  I used to get zapped pretty hard back
when I used to have a fiberglass vertical up in the air that was not
commonly grounded and I'd connect it to my old radio.  (one hand on
sorta-grounded radio, one on coax of course)  I wondered where that
electricity came from and nobody I asked knew.  Anyway, I learned
about proper grounding since then.

I also worked for a catv company and used to get zapped fairly often
by the differential between the supposedly grounded  face plate of the
feed interface from the trunk line with what felt like exactly the
same voltages.  Nobody there had any ideas why it happened to me but
not them either.

I was starting to think I was "electricity man" or something hi hi.

Good topic.

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