I have a very simple home HF setup, just one wire antenna. I'm having a ground rod installed soon, and am planning the best way to set up my exterior buss bar.
I'd really like to do an all-in-one solution right on the ground rod, like this:
In this configuration, a lightning arrester is mounted directly to a copper plate on the rod, and I'd run my ground strap right off the same plate into my shack.
This is very appealing and simple, and avoids more complex mounting solutions to the exterior of my house.
However, the lightning arresters and coax will be exposed to the elements. How are these typically weatherized? I don't see any examples of this in any photos, though it's regularly shown that this is a viable setup right on the ground rod.
I already have some weather proofing tape for coax, would it be enough to cover the connectors going in and out of the lightning arrester? Do I need to do more? What's best practice?
I can't find any examples that weatherize this kind of on-rod setup. Thanks.