[TowerTalk] Fwd: Back of desk grounding buss

Hans Hammarquist hanslg at aol.com
Sat Mar 22 23:03:42 EDT 2014

I think Ian has expressed the main reason for the "Back-desk-grounding-rod". 

The word "grounding" should be avoided as a connection to the ground/earth is not that essential. Getting the different "boxes" connected together is what we want. That will reduce RFI/EMI and will help protecting the equipment from power surges. 

Hans - N2JFS

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian White <gm3sek at ifwtech.co.uk>
To: towertalk <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sat, Mar 22, 2014 5:41 am
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Back of desk grounding buss

One more time: the main purpose of the strip along the back of the desk
is to ensure that all the equipment metalwork is closely connected
<together> at all frequencies from DC to RF. The best term for this is

(Thoughtful authors try to avoid  calling it "grounding" or "earthing"
because a connection to the Mother Planet is not the main aim. You
should connect the bonding strip to a mains safety ground as well, but
that was not your main reason for having the bonding strip.)

73 from Ian GM3SEK


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