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WWVH

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Ed Joseph
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WWVH

Post by Ed Joseph » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:18 pm

Wow... I went out and cleaned up my home's ground rod after being on my to-do list for a couple years. The rod was rusted, the contactor broken. I see it's fairly "wiggly" in the ground, so I have a nice 5' one I will replace it with in the next week.

Anyways, I finally got a good ground to my antennas.The biggest change was on the Grundig Sat800. The noise floor came down several dB! I came in and punched up WWV on 10 MHz, and I can actually hear WWVH coming in under WWV at times. I've heard a lot of people say they run a ground wire directly to the Sat800's balanced antenna connections, and I'll have to try that.

Next job... run a ground up to my shack to all the equipment, including the PC's and monitors, and one to my bedroom TV and stereos. Anything to try to get the noise floor down in this place.


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SolarMax
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Re: WWVH

Post by SolarMax » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am

Highly recommend H. Ward Silver's Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur from the ARRL store. Kindle edition also available.



Mike Oxlong
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Re: WWVH

Post by Mike Oxlong » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:01 pm

SolarMax wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Highly recommend H. Ward Silver's Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur from the ARRL store. Kindle edition also available.
On this link is a pdf of Ham Radio Station Protection that I've always felt is good info:

https://www.polyphaser.com/resources/wh ... genumber=2



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