HF Receiver/Antenna Grounding

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I just recently acquired a Radio Shack DX-394, which is my first desktop HF receiver. I noticed there is a ground screw on the back and I was wondering what to ground the radio to if it is necessary to do so. I am putting up an outdoor randomwire, and I am mainly concerned about static discharge. I am also unsure if the antenna itself needs to be grounded. The radio sits just feet from the electrical panel (best I can do) in a finished basement, and I would have access to a ground wire there to connect to.

I would only be using the receiver a couple hours a day, and I would just leave the coax unpluged. Is there a simpler way to bleed off static instead of grounding everything?

Sorry for all the questions, I am new to HF monitoring.

Thanks in advance!
 

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