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The Worst Ground Ever Seen

Gotta Go To Ground

The Worst I’ve Ever Seen! – a tribute to the line our late friend Richard Haskey would deliver
upon seeing something like this at a site– is not designed to embarrass anyone. 

Rather, this is a chance for us to learn from others’ experiences. And, OK, laugh a bit or spit up some coffee.

Most every experienced engineer knows studio and transmitter installations work much better with a good grounding system,
In fact, some transmitter manufacturers and consulting engineers often make it a point to tell users that ensuring a solid ground will prevent many problems, especially with static and lightning
surges.

On the other hand, there are grounds for arresting (pun intended) the individual who performed this installation.

No, we are not going to tell you who nor where. We can only hope that he is still breathing but not working at your site.

But, it does take your breath away, does it not?

Source: https://www.thebdr.net/articles/warstories/worst/Worst-GottaGround.pdf

 

History of the Power Cord

Nowadays, getting power to your devices really is just as simple as plugging something into a wall outlet, but it certainly took some time and effort to get to that point. Dating back to the 1800s, the invention and further development of power distribution has led us to the world of electrical convenience great inventors like Thomas Edison dreamed of. In the accompanying infographic, we’ll take a look at the electrifying history of the power cord, from the invention of vulcanized rubber to more modern means of insulation and conduction. Grab a seat, plug in, and read on to learn more! Continue reading History of the Power Cord