This is my current arrangement when camping in my travel trailer, at parks WITH power: Icom 7200 MFJ993B Tuner MFJ4230MVP Power Supply plugged into extension cord and surge protector at the camp power. pole, not the camper Buddipole Antenna I set up outside the camper, not inside. Works very well, contacts all over the US and DX. Question - I am using ground wires from the radio and tuner to a 2ft copper rod hammered in the ground about 1ft. Do I need to do this? If the weather turns stormy I unplug and take the station down. Is there another reason to ground equipment I haven't learned yet?