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NEC Code Compliance


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I'm asking this here because it does also apply to GMRS, and I know there are people here that deal with the NEC often and can help translate how to apply the code. In looking into the NEC and reading a ton. My house currently has an outdated (1960s) electrical system with no ground. While it is a long term project to replace the entire house wiring, it appears that won't prohibit the installation of my shack/antenna according to the code. Attached is my sketch of what it would take to meet code. Can someone confirm this? Also, do the grounding straps from my transceivers inside get tied to the grounded utility enclosure as well?

 

Of course, when the indoor wiring is updated and grounded, it will all be bonded together with #6 between ground rods, and minimum of #10 inside.

 

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Should meet code, check local laws though. You should probably use #6 going from the utility box to the grounding rod as well. Might as well remember static etc is going to want to follow the least path of resistance. #6 isn't even really that expensive.

 

Personally, I will be grounding my radio equipment to a buss bar (using copper braid, inside), using #6 that goes to a MFJ pass through to an outside DX Enginnering NEMEA enclosure, which will all be tied back to the main electrical rod. Which for me is conveniently located a few feet away.

 

DX Enginnering NEMEA Enclosure

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MFJ Pass through

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Should meet code, check local laws though. You should probably use #6 going from the utility box to the grounding rod as well. Might as well remember static etc is going to want to follow the least path of resistance. #6 isn't even really that expensive.

 

Personally, I will be grounding my radio equipment to a buss bar (using copper braid, inside), using #6 that goes to a MFJ pass through to an outside DX Enginnering NEMEA enclosure, which will all be tied back to the main electrical rod. Which for me is conveniently located a few feet away.

 

DX Enginnering NEMEA Enclosure

 

 

MFJ Pass through

 

 

That is the enclosure I plan on using.

 

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