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Products for Amateur and Professional Radio - Since 1976
Switching,Grounding, and Lightning Accessories

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DescriptionPrice US
845 Knife switch, double pole, double throw. The best and easiest way to switch a balanced line fed antenna to ground and protect the station.(ABS plastic) $4.95
Our stock of all knife switches but p/n 845 is now exhausted, and we see no hope of future stock, since Leviton has ceased to produce them. There are still a smattering of various types in the ham fest flea markets, so keep alert for them.
852 Ground rod, 5/8" x 8 feet, copper-clad steel with buriable grade bronze clamp (UPS OK) $14.95
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Coaxial Ground KitPrice US
856 With this kit and a scrap piece of any kind of RG8 size coax, you can make an RF ground for your station that looks electrically like a ground braid bigger than your thumb! Published several times in the last ten years, we've checked it out and have acquired dozens of testimonials as to its effectiveness. Most popular as an RF ground for a second-story station. Worth a buck any day! $1.00
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Lighting Protection, Dissipation Price US
857 CQ "GD 6" Grounding buss - six grounded SO 239's in heavy aluminum angle with solid 8 AWG copper lead, clamp, 2 1150 Quick Disconnects, Instructions. Provides a simple and positive disconnect and dissipation path which both protects your equipment and lowers the possibility of a strike. $24.95
858 CQ "GD 4" Grounding buss. A four port model of the same device, with 2 QD's. $21.95
8741 CQ "Porcupine" static charge dissipater. Provides a large number of sharp points which discharge charge buildup before strike potential is reached, similar to the old fashioned lightning rod. These devices are controversial, but sworn by, and used throughout the private and commercial community in greater numbers every year. They are found on buildings, towers, bridges, fuel and gas storage tanks, computer installations, communications equipment, etc., all over the world. Stainless steel bristles in a diecast copper alloy mounting terminal, instructions. $31.95
8742 Same device as 8741, but with bristles not flared. A few minutes of effort save $4.00. $27.95
878 CQ Lightning Arrestor for balanced line. Simple and effective - attach to any grounded metal member with low resistance path to ground and run 450 or 300 ohm line through the copper terminals. Heavy copper bar stock and 1/2 inch brass mounting nut and bolt. $25.95
879 Turned solid brass adaptor for mounting p/n 878 directly on a 5/8 inch ground rod. $9.95
880 Combo pack, with one each p/n 878 and 879, less brass nut. $34.95
Related items: See the Wire and other conductors section for solid bare, enameled, tinned copper wire, copper ribbon, sheets, bar stock, and tinned flat copper braid for all lightning and grounding applications, or E-Mail for tech help.
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