I currently have a DB2 in the attic, but want to move it to the roof to pick up a few more channels. I have read quite a bit on grounding, but still have questions as you get different information on different sites.
my understanding of how to ground:
1)run 8gauge grnd wire from antenna mast to ground. Use as straight a wire as possible.
2) use grounding block where coax enters the house. Run 8gauge from this block to the ground.
here is where i need help. Some say you can buy a ground rod...hammer in ~8ft into ground and just use this for both ground wires (steps 1/2 above). Other sites say if you put in a new ground rod you must also tie it into your existing ground rod (where your electric panel, etc connect).
In my case where I want to put the antenna is on the opposite end of the house from my electric panel/existing ground rod. I would have to run wire all across the house...
can I put in a new ground rod and not tie it into existing?
thanks for any help/advise.