[time-nuts] GPS Antenna Grounding/Lightning protection.
ve3oat at storm.ca
Tue Jun 19 12:16:46 EDT 2018
I put my GPS antenna only as high as it needed to be to clear any
accumulation of snow in the winter, so it is about 3 feet above the
peak of the roof of the house and about 19 feet above ground level.
The 8-inch ground-plane under the puck antenna is grounded to my radio
ground. No other precautions have been taken except to disconnect the
antenna from the receiver whenever storms are expected or when I will
be absent. With this set up LH almost always reports 8 satellites
Having said that, the yard is "protected" by a 48-foot tower with a
4-element Yagi for 14 MHz atop it and lots of ground rods and radials.
The house is "protected" by a 28 foot TV-type tower at one end of
Still "waiting" for my first lightning strike -- hope I am long-gone
before it arrives.
... Martin VE3OAT
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