Grounding and Bonding for Home and Mobile Stations
Speaker: Ward Silver, N0AX
This presentation is a high-level review of primary aspects of station construction for AC safety, lightning protection, and RF management. The relationship of these areas is presented along with how one system can satisfy the requirements for all. Special topics and techniques for mobile HF stations are included. Important references and standards are identified. The presentation is based on material in the presenter’s book, “Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur, 2nd edition”. There will be time for Q&A after the presentation, which lasts approximately 45 minutes.
About our speaker:
For the past twenty years Ward has been the Lead Editor of the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book, and a primary author of all three ARRL License Manuals and study guides, until his retirement. He wrote the well-received “Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur” (now in its 2nd edition) and “Ham Radio for Dummies” (now in its 4th edition). An electrical engineer, he designed microprocessor-based products and medical devices for twenty years before beginning a second career as a teacher and writer. Licensed since 1972, he is a cofounder of the World Radiosport Team Championships, was inducted into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2015, and is President of the Yasme Foundation (yasme.org).
Note: The meeting location is 309 Alplaus Ave, Alplaus, NY, and the building is at the corner of Alplaus Avenue and Bruce Drive. Please park in the paved lot adjacent to this building. Do not park in the restricted area in front of the building that houses the fire trucks. We will meet in the Multipurpose Room (entrance is on the North side of this building).