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2m antenna ground necessary?

Sep 10th, 17:32

GaryPEv

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I have a 2m Diamond vertical antenna of 1995 vintage. Fiberglass body, 8' tall. I know I need to ground the radio itself, but what are the recommendations for grounding the antenna - or is it necessary? The manual that came with the antenna doesn't address its grounding. Is the antenna grounded through the coax shielding to the radio itself?
Thank you for any advice!
Sep 10th, 22:21

W1VT

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National Electrical Code 810 addresses grounding.
If you prefer pictures to words Tom W8JI has a web page on grounding that discusses different options.
https://www.w8ji.com/house_ground_layouts.htm

We also sell a book on grounding by Ward N0AX
http://www.arrl.org/grounding-and-bonding-for-the-amateur

Zak W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer

Sep 10th, 23:16

GaryPEv

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Thank you, Zak.

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