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pips 28-Jul-2014 10:14 PM

insulating wire and grounding
ok guys getting stuff together to set up a new guy said no way to putting tower up attached to my house trailer as i live on highest peak in my county and lightning strikes are we are putting tower 125 from house and i am gonna attach to a oak tree that i topped till i get footers poured for guy wires.sadly i have 2 metal roofs i have to run the wire down then down a metal sided wall and into house.tower is 35 feet.
1.i have 125 feet of coax i gotta run across metal roof and what kinda wire and is there anything i can run the wire inside of to help shield it?i will be running 2 wires for an a/b switch for 2 sbgh that will be pointed in opposite directions.

2 how do i ground the tower?on houses we use 8 gauge wire with grounding rod and accorn clamp.where do i connect to tower or is there a better way?

3.should i go ahead and preamp both units?

any help appriciated

Jake V 28-Jul-2014 10:23 PM

It would be very useful to those responding if you would post your TVFool Report.

1. Go to:
2. Enter your address and click "Map this".
3. On the screen that is displayed click "Satellite" at the top right.
4. Move the red balloon cursor and place it over your house. Zoom in to get it perfect.
5. Set the "antenna height" to roughly the height of your antenna.
6. When the screen updates click "Make Radar Plot". Copy that link from your browser and paste it into a new post.

pips 28-Jul-2014 11:50 PM

i guess it would b helpful for preamp question

pips 29-Jul-2014 3:56 AM

considering running rg6 with quad shielding since the line will be sitting on metal roofing.i really think i should insulate it somehow

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