I believe that solder is probably not a good idea here.  Lightning can build enough heat to melt the solder and thus break the connection.  I think all ground connections need to be physical connections to provide the best protection.

Otherwise, this looks like a good method.

There are several devices designed to give mechanical and electrical connection to shields, etc.

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Eric Rogers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 14:36:16 -0400
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Self Adhesive Mini PCB supports for Mikrotik

> I myself use them at our tower sites at the bottom AND the top.  I had a
> tower get struck, directly and lost everything...including the switch at
> the location.  Since then, I figured 3mil volts can go through thin
> cat5e jacketing.  Even through the shielding if it isn't properly
> grounded.  Now I soldier the casings onto the crimp on ends when
> possible so hopefully it will go to ground without hitting the copper
> inside.  I use the Hyperlink surge protection, and the keystone jacks
> are for shielded cabling, so it goes to ground.  The surge suppression
> is just added protection.  Remember, electricity takes the least path of
> resistance, when metal heats up, it becomes more resistant.  So that
> bolt of lightning can go where it wants...
>
> That said, I am giving the electricity 2 points to exit to ground, so
> hopefully I don't lose any more equipment.
>
> The tower is WELL grounded, it is an old AT&T sight, with the copper
> mesh in the ground, and all buildings and towers have copper 5/8" or
> larger going up the sides and cad welded to them and also to the grid
> below ground.  LOTS of money...
>
> I don't at the CPE, just use the built-in surge suppression and
> definitely ground the CPE for static.  I see it as if the house gets
> struck by lightning; they have more to worry about than internet... Now
> if a tower gets struck, I have hundreds down, not 1.
>
> Eric Rogers
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of Jeromie Reeves
> Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2006 12:00 PM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Self Adhesive Mini PCB supports for Mikrotik
>
> Do you find that a surge supressor at the CPE is better then at the
> internal PC/Router/Switch? Or do
> you use one at each end?
>
> Jeromie
>
> Harold Bledsoe wrote:
>
> >I can answer some of these...
> >
> >It looks like a Zinwell B191 RTL8181 with a Citel indoor surge
> >protector.
> >
> >-Hal
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> >Behalf Of Jeromie Reeves
> >Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2006 9:24 PM
> >To: WISPA General List
> >Subject: Re: [WISPA] Self Adhesive Mini PCB supports for Mikrotik
> >
> >Looks good. What radio are you using with what looks to be a Realtek
> >SoC? Is that
> >a PoE splitter, a surge supressor, or both? How long is that RF
> pigtail?
> >
> >Jeromie
> >
> >Brian Rohrbacher wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>I take a self tapper and run it out the bottom of my metal box, attach
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >  
> >
> >>a #12 piggy tail, and attach the other end through a hole on the
> >>board.  Kind of like the attached pic.  Should work, eh?
> >>
> >>Brian
> >>
> >>Harold Bledsoe wrote:
> >>
> >>    
> >>
> >>>One word to the wise on these:  many PCBs are grounded through the
> >>>screw holes.  If you are using plastic standoffs, you may want to
> >>>consider grounding the board some other way...
> >>>
> >>>-Hal
> >>>
> >>>--------------------------------------
> >>>Harold Bledsoe
> >>>Deliberant Wireless
> >>>http://www.deliberant.com
> >>>
> >>>________________________________
> >>>
> >>>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] on behalf of Mark Nash
> >>>Sent: Fri 8/25/2006 1:04 PM
> >>>To: WISPA General List
> >>>Subject: Re: [WISPA] Self Adhesive Mini PCB supports for Mikrotik
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>I'll take some... Catch me offlist.
> >>>
> >>>Mark
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>From: Brian Rohrbacher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >>>Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 11:21:57
> >>>To:Conversations over a new WISP Trade Organization
> >>><wireless@wispa.org>,       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >>>Subject: [WISPA] Self Adhesive Mini PCB supports for Mikrotik
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>      
> >>>
> >https://secure.microplastics.com/detail.asp?part=minilockpcbsupport&fam
> =
> >cbhardware
> >  
> >
> >>>They have them in stock now.  I remember there was some talk about
> >>>      
> >>>
> >these
> >  
> >
> >>>a while ago.
> >>>$50 min order so I just got 400 or so of the self adhesive PCB
> >>>      
> >>>
> >supports.
> >  
> >
> >>>I got the 5/8 standoff (should be able to fit the cards under the
> >>>board too)
> >>>
> >>>I don't need 400, so if anyone wants a few, let me know.
> >>>
> >>>Otherwise, just letting ya'll know they are in stock.
> >>>
> >>>www.microplastics.com
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