[TowerTalk] Grounding System Question

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Tue Apr 15 22:32:16 EDT 2014

No the ground rods do not need be completely around the tower. I seem to
recall the Polyphaser catalog showing ground rod lines that do not cover 360
degrees around the tower.  Look at their catalog for suggestions on ground
rod placement.  Mine go out 50-60 feet from the tower base.  Six ground rods
is not many for a tower.

John KK9A

[TowerTalk] Grounding System Question
from [Tony]	[Permanent Link][Original]
To:	towertalk at contesting.com
Subject:	 [TowerTalk] Grounding System Question
From:	 Tony <dxdx at optonline.net>
Date:	 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:48:11 -0400


My crank-up tower is located a few feet from the house and each leg is
attached to a ground rod that's about a foot or so away from the foundation.

I'd like to add 3 more rods in a radial pattern to help "divert" a potential
lightning strike away from the house. The grounds can't be positioned 360
degrees around the tower due to it's close proximity to the house so I'm not
sure how critical that is.

Any suggestions on this subject as well as rod spacing and copper strap size
would be appreciated.



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