03-01-2012, 04:21 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Commonly used at broadcast and other commercial installations is 3-inch wide copper strap used to bond equipment. The antenna lines are bonded to the tower at the top and bottom (sometimes midway too). The lines should be bonded to the building AC ground before going to the equipment. Flexible 1-inch braid is good for connecting between the transmission lines and the ground strap.
Some manufacturers also suggest quarter wave shorted transmission lines as added protection. For CB
, get yourself a Tee connector. It gets placed along your transmission line somewhere. On the third output connect a 6 foot piece of RG58 or RG8 cable with the far end shorted and soldered together. It will ensure the entire antenna is placed at DC ground.