grounding question - hd antenna


Old 06-17-16, 07:37 PM
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grounding question - hd antenna

I put up a small HD antenna (Clearstream 2v) on the side of the house. Its has a small mast and bracket similar to what you see on a dish network type dish.

The coax connects in the demarc box on the side of the house into a grounding block that is connected to the GEC as it should be.

The mast though doesn't have a wire attached. The manufacture does not call for one. Nor have I seen a second wire for the antenna itself in photos online.

In general, I have never seen a second wire on small satellite dishes either....

So does the mast/antenna need grounding or is the one in the demarc/grounding block sufficient?
Old 06-17-16, 08:05 PM
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Grounding the mast will not change how the antenna performs. However, driving a ground rod and connecting a ground wire to the mast and rod will give lightning a path to follow in case of a strike.

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