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bonding two distant 8' copper grounding rods

Aug 24th, 13:57

arrl2020

Joined: Dec 20th 2020, 15:32
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Greetings from Noobland:

I want to install an antenna mast that will hold an over-the-air omni-directional TV antenna, and a yagi for my UHF/VHF transceiver. The metal mast will be anchored to a concrete block on the ground, and my gutters.

I plan to electrically ground the mast, and the coax cables coming from the antennas to a new 8’ copper ground rod that will be only six inches from where the mast touches the ground.

How do I bond the new 8’ copper ground rod to the existing (20 year-old) 8’ ground rod that is under my residential load center that is 90’ away on the other side of the house?

Is this idea dumb or doable?
Aug 25th, 04:56

W1VT

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Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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This illustrated page, by Tom W8JI, discusses your options.
https://www.w8ji.com/house_ground_layouts.htm

He suggests setting up a single point ground for the desk area.
"EVERYTHING on the desk or connected to the operating desk in the radio room has to run from the room common point entrance. No exceptions!"

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