Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur
Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur by Ward Silver, N0AX, is now available from ARRL. Proper station grounding is important! Build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques for electrical safety, lightning protection, and RF management.
Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur shows you how to make sure your station follows current standards for lightning protection and communication systems, not to mention the National Electrical Code. You’ll learn effective grounding and bonding techniques for stations in a house, condo, or apartment, for portable and temporary situations, and for towers and outdoor antennas.
… Build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques:
- AC safety: protects against shock hazards from ac-powered equipment by providing a safe path for current when a fault in wiring or insulation occurs.
- Lightning protection: keeps all equipment at the same voltage during transients from lighting and dissipate the lightning’s charge in the Earth, routing it away from equipment.
- RF management: prevents unwanted RF currents and voltages from disrupting the normal functions of equipment (also known as RF interference or RFI).
Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur shows you how to make sure your station follows current standards for lightning protection and communication systems, not to mention the National Electrical Code. You’ll learn effective grounding and bonding techniques for home stations, including condos and apartments, portable and temporary stations, as well as towers and outside antennas.
Softcover: 176 pages
Publisher: The American Radio Relay League, Inc.
Copyright: 2017, First edition, first printing
Product Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: .70 pounds
Technical Specifications 1 MHz to 1000 MHz. Bandwidth 160 kHz. Modulation types AM, WFM, NFM, LSB, USB. Powered by one Li-ion cell. Consumption up to... Read more
“MFJ recently announced two new Morse Code straight keys, the MFJ-566M with a metal base and the MFJ-566P with a plastic base. These small, 3D-p... Read more
Using my ID-5100A in the vehicle, I’ll show you how the app works, group texting and then send a picture back and forth over D-STAR to John KM4M... Read more
The MB8 15-20 SF is a fullsize antenna for 14 MHz and 21 MHz. No traps or adapting systems where used to obtain fantastic performances and the best ba... Read more
Describing and demonstrating an end-fed multiband antenna for portable use. It’s a full-sized half wave on 20 metres and a loaded half wave on 4... Read more
Ranko 4O3A has taken antenna switches into the 21st century! Antenna Genius 8×2 is the first in a new antenna switch line from 4O3A Signature sit... Read more
The CD-45II handles 8.5 sq. feet mounted inside a tower, or 5 sq. ft. with mast adapter. Low temperature grease good to -30 F degrees. Bell rotator de... Read more
Data of DRESSLER Tsunami-40K RF Linear Amplifier Frequency bands all HF amateur bands 1.8 MHz to 29.7 MHz Power supply 3 power supply transformers 200... Read more
Read great article by KB9VBR – Get a better signal out of your handheld radio by KB9VBR : Read more
The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 — H.R. 1301 and S. 1685 — now has the support of 100 members of the US House of Representatives. Two additional c... Read more
As a beta test, the popular Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) has announced that it’s now offering a separate telnet feed for FT8 spots (telnet.reversebeac... Read more
The December 2015 Edition of Digital QST – Celebrating our 100th Anniversary! — is now available. As a special bonus, the very first issu... Read more