March 13 - 15, 2018

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ISE Expo

Bonding and Grounding Issues at Municipal Radio Sites: How Ugly Can It Get?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

While the conditions considered effective for bonding and grounding of telecommunications radio sites, such as cell and microwave facilities change from to time, generally, when a consultant walks into a telecom site, he or she finds a relatively pristine installation with few if any significant problems.


Conversely, walking into many municipal radio sites is much like wading into a foul, dank swamp. The lack of training in the fundamentals of proper bonding and grounding for a radio site is glaringly evident.


This session will present data from several municipal radio sites and the kinds of errors and omissions commonly encountered. The consequences of these errors range from potentially lethal conditions to petty annoyances in terms of noise present in radio systems.

Dan McMenamin

Dan McMenamin

Dan McMenamin and Associates