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Old 14-Mar-2011, 3:39 AM   #1
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Antenna Grounding

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antenna type: clearstream4
preamp: channelmaster 7778
amp: philips sws2085w/27 12db amp

I have my antenna mounted on a ten foot piece of metal piping on my roof and I want to make sure it is grounded properly while insuring the least signal loss. So, here are my questions:

1) Should I screw a ground wire directly into the metal piping and run it off the roof directly to the ground rod?

2) Should the ground block be placed in the cable wire prior to the preamplifier which is kind of hard as it is up on the pole close the antenna and would this cause the signal to suffer? Or should I put it in the cable run of the preamplifier and could this potentially damage it?

3) Don't laugh, since the pole is metal should I insulate the antenna from the pole and ground the pole seperately and allow it to extend slightly higher than the antenna.

I've already had help with a previous thread and would like to say thanks to ADTech, GroundUrMast (I think this is your area of expertise), and No static at all ---- The Antenna Masters -----
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Old 14-Mar-2011, 3:44 AM   #2
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