Re: Station Grounding
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I hate to add gasoline to this fire, but …
The white wire is the grounded conductor, the center tap of the pole pig transformer. The bare copper wire is the safety ground, in case the white wire, for whatever reason, can no longer provide a return path for the AC. The white wire is called the grounded conductor because it is bonded to the safety ground in the distribution panel.
All antennae are dipoles, sometimes disguised by marketing or other hype. (That should set the fox among the chickens!) If you do not provide the other half of the dipole, whether in the form of an elevated counterpoise or ground radials, physics will provide one for you. And that path might be through your microphone or other shack equipment.
Remember, ham radio is the only endeavor in which we are all entitled to our own facts.
What do you know to be true?
From: 4sqrp@... [mailto:4sqrp@...]
Sent: January 30, 2017 23:04
To: 4sqrp@...; Bry Carling
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] Station Grounding
Oh okay, I understood house wiring to be a common, plus the ground. The common being the white wire and the bare stranded wire the ground.