Step 1: Attach the grounding block to side of your house at your designated entry point.
CAUTION: It is extremely important to ground the dish AND the coaxial cables to a single point in the central building ground. A nearby lightning strike can easily damage an ungrounded dish, the receiver and your TV. Connecting both ground wires to the same point in the central building ground meets code requirements and provides the best protection for your equipment.
2. Route the coaxial cable and messenger (ground) wire from the bottom of the mast to the grounding block.
3. Make a 3"- 5" drip loop using cable clips at the grounding block. This will prevent water from running into the connection at the grounding block.
4. Place some silicone grease on the connector and connect the coaxial cable to the grounding block
5. Secure the messenger (ground) wire to the grounding block.
6. Locate the central building ground.
7. Use a grounding wire (#10 copper or #8 aluminum) that will extend from the grounding block to the central building ground. Attach the grounding wire to the grounding block by placing it through the wire hole in the grounding block and tightening the screw.
8. Route the grounding wire from the grounding block to the central building ground, and connect to the central building ground.
Cable Routing Tips
• If you are routing thegrounding wire along the ground, make sure the wire is buried deep enough so that it will not be damaged or uncovered.
• If you are routing the wire or cable above the ground, use cable clips to secure the two to a wall or surface.
• Whether you live in the city or the country, Make sure you route thegrounding wire in an area where people or animals are not likely to come in contact with the cable.