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safetyobc

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I have my Scantenna grounded, but only to ward of static. I don't know that it improves reception? I pick up lots and lots with it though.
 

SCPD

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Thanks for the info. I do have my antennas grounded, but the units I don't. I also have lightning arrestors inline. I just wondered if grounding the unit was the key to great reception, along with other things.
 

gcgrotz

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Grounding the unit probably wont make any difference in reception. Are they base units, AC powered? Grounding may be helpful for safety, but I wouldn't trust it in a storm. At a minimum I'd use a sturdy grounding switch but best of all is disconnecting the antenna and power during a storm.
 
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