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Old 29-Apr-2015, 6:17 AM   #1
nikopow
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Ground Coax In Cellar; Mast to a Grounding Rod?

The exiting cable company ground block is on the opposite side of the house, where the electrical service, phone and cable is grounded. My antenna is mounted on the opposite side of the house.

I have installed my 75' of coax through the attic down by the chimney to close to the circuit breaker panel. From there I mounted a grounding block and grounded it, with 10 gauge solid copper wire, to a grounding cable that goes from my water pipe to the panel.

My antenna mast is EMT and I have grounded it, with 10 gauge solid copper wire, to a 4' copper grounding rod below the mast.

Can I run my 75' coax through my attic into my cellar and ground it to the ground wire going from my water pipe to my circuit panel?

Or should I ground the coax from a grounding block to the grounding rod before it enters the house and is stung through the attic? If so, would I need to ground the grounding rod to the ground on the other side of the house too?

Also, how much of an issue does wind static have on reception?

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