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Forum: Antennas 19-Aug-2019, 7:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Do you mean all the electrical wiring in one's home or all the way upstream to the local power company; or both?

Thanks as always.....
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for your patience in answering my...

Thanks for your patience in answering my questions, GroundUrMast.

I think it's much overlooked and not understood by the majority of DIY'ers and the general public at large. Most of us just put...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding...

Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding wire and separate antenna ground stake at the same time?

This ground stuff is not for the faint of heart it seems. But "Safety First" is paramount...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 2:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay...

No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay and sand in south OC, CA. Probably better than many other locations, I'm guessing.

I was just wondering how one could check their ground stake for...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Can an antenna ground stake be checked for resistance with a multimeter, or would one have to use the expensive test equipment with multiple leads as seen on various websites discussing ground...
Forum: Antennas 24-Jul-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for the above references, rabbit! ...

Thanks for the above references, rabbit!

I've printed them off for my files. They will be quite helpful regarding these grounding issues, et al.

I'm very glad you fine Techs are here on TV...
Forum: Antennas 24-Jul-2019, 5:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
Sorry for having you go back to the same well...

Sorry for having you go back to the same well again, GroundUrMast. I'm not trying to get you to say something you just cannot do, especially in good conscience. I understand better now after having...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jul-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

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Thanks, GroundUrMast. But I get it. I wasn't aware of this thread before you directed me to it and as a Moderator you were doing your job--something I would not be qualified for and I appreciate...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jul-2019, 6:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for a thorough reply, GroundUrMast! I...

Thanks for a thorough reply, GroundUrMast! I appreciate you taking the time to address this issue. And please accept my apologies, if you thought my previous post was out of place with new member...
Forum: Antennas 23-Jul-2019, 2:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 69,872
Posted By OTAFAN
Please explain specifically what "some serious...

Please explain specifically what "some serious issues" could be. And what you mean by "electric potential." Any past examples of what has gone wrong when you don't follow your recommendations above...
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