[TowerTalk] Replacing station ground

Jim Brown jim at audiosystemsgroup.com
Thu May 31 00:20:24 EDT 2018

On 5/30/2018 12:56 PM, jimlux wrote:
>> You may want to download the Motorola R56  pdf file online. Also QRZ 
>> dot com has a 3 part forum on station grounding hosted by a PE who 
>> installs and inspects cell tower sites. Both are a very interesting 
>> and informative read.
> bear in mind that R56 (and cell towers, and the document from the FAA 
> about control tower radio installations) are for commercial 
> installations with 24/7 requirements.

Note also that the systems involved are VHF/UHF, feedlines are generally 
hard line, bonded to the tower top and bottom, and their only concern 
(as far as grounding and bonding is concerned) is lightning protection.

Some of our antennas are on towers, some are not.

73, Jim K9YC

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