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Re: Ground wire on a dish?



Never mind...J figured out the answer 10 minutes after I posted this. 
Starting to have senior moments I guess.  ;-)  Sorry for the bandwidth.
73,
Michael
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael A. Tondee" <mat_62@netcommander.com>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 4:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Ground wire on a dish?


> I have a K5GNA BBQ grill dish/downconverter combo that I'm in the process 
> of
> hooking up. Since I have a bunch of RG-6 Quad shield sattellite coax, I 
> was
> planning on using that for the run from the downconverter to the shack. 
> One
> length I have has a so called "messenger" or ground wire attached to it. I 
> was
> wondering if there was any advantage or disadvantage to using this wire to
> ground the dish through one of the garden variety T.V. grounding blocks 
> and my
> ground rod. As irt stands now the dish is mounted on an insulated cross 
> boom.
> Would it be waste of time to ground the dish in this way?
> Tnx and 73,
> Michael, W4HIJ
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