RG6 cable underground in PVC conduit

JimMac

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I got everything hooked up and it actually works. :) One more question. I put 2 ground clamps on my copper grounding rod. One for the antenna, and one for the coaxial cable. Is that OK ?

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st1

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I put 2 ground clamps on my copper grounding rod. One for the antenna, and one for the coaxial cable. Is that OK ?
Yes, that is probably fine (mostly).
The point is to have only *one* grounding point for all equipment involved. If you have have ground at the antenna, and then another 100 feet awat at the house, you can have a difference in ground potential that can zap reception, if not destroy your electronics.
So if you ground with a single rod, and that sits close to the reciever, you should be fine.
Do note that you need to ground your electric installation as well (and you need to be a qualified electrician), or else you may create a potential difference to zap your electronics there too.
 

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