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NEW!!        Excellent video on HamRadioNow.tv about grounding for lightning protection, as presented by Tom Lewis N4TL.  Thanks Tom!


Lightning Protection on a Budget.pdf This is a good Introduction to lightning protection and grounding on a budget, by Kenneth J. Meyer, K9KJM.


W8JI’s website on grounding.


Series of articles on grounding on the Hard Core DX website.


Articles on the original ICE website on lightning protection.  These do favor the ICE products as you would expect.      


Three part QST articles on grounding by Ron Block, KB2UYT.

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Two part Lab Notes from QST on lightning protection by Mike Tracy, KC1SX

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lightning protection 2.pdf


Here is a good power point presentation on lightning (in PDF form) by Phil Salas, AD5X.


Polyphaser has a great page of tech notes here.  Note that there are 5 pages of articles.  The one titled “Ham Radio Station Protection” is of particular interest.


IEEE paper on lightning protection.

 

Here are a list of technical articles on grounding and lightning protection.   On the PDF files, “use right click, save file as” option.

There are several fantastic sources for more info on how to properly use ferrite products.


Chuck Counselman W1HIS’s “Excellent Choke!” information, found here.

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Jim Brown K9YC’s A Ham's Guide to RFI, Ferrites, Baluns, and Audio Interfacing contains nearly everything needed to build baluns and chokes to fight RFI. 

***PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO CHAPTER 7, “CHOKE COOKBOOK***.  Also see Jim’s web site for more good information here.


Steve, G3TXQ, has done a lot of research on building RF chokes here.


Yankee Clipper Contest Club:  Lot’s of good tech articles from this top rated club.

Mike Bernock N1IW,  N1IW’s Balun/UNUN construction is a Power Point presentation on how to build baluns. 

Chuck Councelman W1HIS, has a great discussion on Common Mode Chokes


ON4WW has compiled a list of information about EMI and RFI here.

G3WOS has also compiled a list of RFI sources he has cured on his website.

Ken Alexander VE3HLS, has compiled a list of audio RFI sources that help you identify those crazy noises interfering with you!


ARRL to the rescue!  There is a lot of material on their RFI page here, and W1ZR wrote an article in QST in 2009 that introduces the topic.  Don’t forget to buy yourself a copy of the RFI book.

Where can I learn more about ferrite chokes and how to use them?

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