Grounding

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Grounding

Post by LAWRENCE006 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:08 pm

I have a 8 foot mesh dish on a 3 1/2 inch diameter pole that is 4 feet in the ground and about 6 feet above ground. My dish is about 50 feet from where the cable goes into the house. I was wondering if I needed to install a new ground rod at the dish and bond it to the house ground that is also about 50 feet away. Also do I need to ground the coaxial cable at the dish and before it enter the house to the house ground. Also in doing this would it inscrease signal quality by getting rid of some noise. I have a software define radio that had a lot of noise on it but when I connected it house ground a lot of the noise went away and I could hear more things. I was wondering if the same could be true about satellite tv installations.

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Re: Grounding

Post by dishcrank » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:18 am

Grounding is always recommended. It can't hurt. See this discussion for ideas

https://www.tvrosat.com/forum/phpBB3/vi ... ing#p10852

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Re: Grounding

Post by JKL » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:28 pm

Also check this somewhat unrelated discussion which the problem end up being grounding (or what grounding could prevent:

https://www.tvrosat.com/forum/phpBB3/vi ... =90&t=5360

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