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Grounding Bulkhead for your scanning station
Contact with high voltages from electricity or lightning is deadly. Consult a licensed professional before you design, build, connect to or operate any kind of electrical grounding system or lightning protection scheme. This wiki member assumes no liability for any material or advice presented here, all of which is for purely educational purposes. Here is some great info on grounding, check it out!
Yes, You NEED to bond your electric power entrance ground to your radio station ground. AND you NEED to bond your tower ground to the rest of your ground system. BOND all grounds together! It is a very good idea to add some 8 foot ground rods every 20 or so feet along your bond wire path if running for a long distance.
I purchased this outdoor equipment box from my local electrical supplier.
For the inside bulkhead I already had a piece if of 1/4" aluminum to mount all my Ice suppressors.
This a grounding block that I built for my coaxial cable shields and is one of the most beneficial and inexpensive procedures that communication owners can undertake to reduce ground level leakage radiation, lower receiver noise, provide direct shunt control of lightning currents and establish common-point neutral.