Here are some notes from a presentation I gave to the South Lyon Area Amateur Radio Club on March 11, 2018: (Links will open in a new tab or window)
- The slide show (adapted from NØAX’s class at Dayton Contest University 2017, with some of my own content added)
Links mentioned in the slides:
- National Fire Protection Association
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors
- Mike Holt Enterprises – training and continuing education for electricians, many tutorials
- PolyPhaser – papers and tutorials on lightning protection for communications facilities including amateur radio stations
- Lightning Protection Institute – papers and tutorials on lightning protection techniques
- FAA Document on Practices and Procedures for Lightning Protection, Grounding, Bonding, and Shielding Implementation
- IEEE Std 1100 – 2006 “IEEE Recommended Practices for Powering and Grounding Electronic Equipment”
- MIL-HDBK-419A – Grounding, Bonding, and Shielding for Electronic Equipments and Facilities (Vol 1 and 2)
- AT&T Practice TP-76416 “Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Network Facilities”
- Block, R. R., The “Grounds” for Lightning and EMP Protection, Second Edition, PolyPhaser Corporation, 1993.
- Rand, K. A., Lightning Protection and Grounding Solutions for Communications Sites, PolyPhaser Corporation, 2000.
ARRL Technical Information Service sections
- W8JI’s web pages on ground systems
- How to bond to ground rods with exothermic welding (Mike’s Tech Blog)
- Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur by H. Ward Silver, NØAX (ARRL Bookstore)
- McMaster-Carr Supply Co. – Source for hard to find hardware, electrical parts, industrial supplies, etc. and other things you can’t find at your handy home store.