n. Erection of Safety Area Boundary.
Rf radiation and electrical shock hazards to personnel exist when the
antenna is connected to a transmitter.
If the antenna is connected to a transmitter, make certain the rf
radiation hazard area is bounded by the safety area rope with the
caution plates and warning strips attached. In an emergency, use
strips of white cloth as warning strips.
Make certain the transmitter is not transmitting and will not be
"turned on" prior to entering the area to be enclosed by the safety
1) Safety Area Rope Stakes. Connect the 100-foot tape measu re from the mast
base. and oass it adjacent to the base of antenna stake A. Measure and mark a point
9 feet (2.89 meters) beyond antenna stake A. This point is to be the location of
the first safety rope stake. Repeat the procedure going from the mast base to each
antenna stake and marking a point on the ground 9 feet beyond each antenna stake.
Connect the 100-foot tape measure from the mast base and run the tape adjacent to
guy stake B and mark a point on the ground 35 feet (10.68 meters) from the mast
base. Repeat the procedure going from the mast base, adjacent to guy stake D and
marking a point 35 feet from the mast base. These ground points will be used for
the six safety rope stakes.
Wear protective goggles while driving the six safety rope stakes into
Before hammering in t he ground rod, make sure that the driving stud,
which connects to the ground rod via the coupler, bottoms firmly on
the ground rod.
(a) The safety area rope stakes are assembled by using three ground rods
without the grounding cable and clamp. (See illustration on page 2-6.) Screw the
coupler to the ground rod, and screw the driving stud to the coupler, making sure the
driving stud bottoms firmly on the ground rod.
(b) Put on protective goggles and hammer the ground rod vertica ly into the
ground until about 5 inches are above ground.