[TowerTalk] Replacing station ground
jackbrindle at me.com
Thu May 31 00:30:06 EDT 2018
Does anyone know if there are any ARINC grounding standards? Those would include HF communications since ARINC provides HF long-haul communications for trans-oceanic flights.
> On May 30, 2018, at 9:20 PM, Jim Brown <jim at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:
> 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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