The second edition of Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur introduces you to the current standards for lightning protection and communication systems. You’ll learn effective grounding and bonding techniques for home stations (including condos and apartments), portable and mobile stations, towers, and outdoor antennas.
Build your ham radio station using these effective grounding and bonding techniques:
AC safety: Protect against shock hazards from ac-powered equipment by providing a safe path for current when a fault in wiring or insulation occurs.
Lightning protection: Keep all equipment at the same voltage during transients from lightning, and dissipate the lightning’s charge in the Earth, away from equipment.
RF management: Prevent unwanted RF currents and voltages (also known as RF interference or RFI) from disrupting the normal functions of equipment.