Should an antenna be grounded?

You might not know that the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires every TV antenna to be grounded. Why? TV antennas that aren’t or are improperly grounded can lead to house fires from lightning strikes. Improper grounding also can cause lighting to enter your home!

Does indoor antenna need to be grounded?

The good news here is that indoor antennas do not need additional grounding. Most indoor home theater equipment is not grounded (or bonded, the proper term for connecting to a whole-house ground system) because grounding can introduce interference into the picture and sound.

Can I put my antenna in the attic?

Antennas offer a variety of mounting options. They can be placed on the attic floor or installed on the ceiling or a wall. Before choosing an antenna, check which channels are available in your area and take a look at the signal strength and transmitting antenna location of those channels.

Do attic antennas need to be grounded?

Attic mounted antennas do not need to be grounded, only outdoor. Grounding bleeds off static charge from air passing over antenna – not an issue with attic mounted antennas. Proper grounding and bonding will limit potential damage due to surges from nearby lightning strikes.

Do fiberglass antennas need to be grounded?

The antenna does not require to be grounded. But to protect your device from lighting, you can use a Lightning arrestor and a Grounding Wire to ground the arrestor. Thanks, Martin for your advice!

Should an attic antenna be grounded?

How do you ground an antenna tower?

Grounding the mast is easy. Simply attach an 8 or 10 AWG copper wire to the mast using a mast ground clamp and run the other end of the copper wire to the house ground. It’s recommended to use a separate clamp, and not the one used to ground the coaxial to the house ground.

Can I use stranded wire to ground antenna?

You can use any size wire for your antenna ground as long as it’s larger than 10 AWG (and smaller than your house ground. They sell various clamps and wires online at Amazon. You want to be sure to get a solid copper wire, as stranded wire can become brittle over time.

Does attic antenna need grounding?