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digitalanalog

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I came accross this article from back in 2004.

Agree or disagree it makes for a very interesting read.

It's a bit long but interesting and it addresses many subjects discussed here in the many forum's about Grounding.

Give it a look and make up your own mind.

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E-gad. Another amateur who thinks "It hasn't happened to me, so it's not an issue".

I understand what he's saying, but the reasoning is weak at best. Hopefully no one will actually follow that article and use it as directions for grounding (or not) their own system.

National Electric Code has some stuff to say about this.

Also, if you want to look at how to properly ground radio equipment, the Motorola R56 document is available on the internet from various sources. It's a much better source of information than another amateur that thinks it won't happen to them and has gotten away with it.
 

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Early 80's 1 ground rod at the base of the tower. Tower and coax attached to the same ground point. Now each guy wire point tower building power and atleast 6 inside radio building all bonded together.
 

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Apparently he has never taken a close lightning strike.

There is a reason for proper grounding, he just hasn't figured it out yet :)
 
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