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Thread: Ham Radio Towers & NEC Bonding Requirements.

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    If the antenna is fed with coax, the radials will be bonded by virtue of the shield on the coax being bonded, since the radials are going to be connected to the shield at the feed point.

    The radials are part of the antenna. Not all radials are on the ground. 'Ground plane' antennas have elevated radials. The radials on or in the dirt are treated the same way as the ones that are high off the ground.
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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    Quote Originally Posted by dereckbc View Post
    Now here is what is really scary and most Hams have been told to do. They sink a Ground Rod or two where the Coax enters and fail to bond them to the GES.
    Thankfully, there is someone that is doing a great job of setting them straight on the ham radio forum QRZ.



    They don't all go down without a fight, though.
    Cheers and Stay Safe,

    Marky the Sparky

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