Hi all, I just installed a new 2-meter rig in my truck (FT-1900R). I don't do much with VHF or UHF and have a few questions about grounding my VHF mobile installation. Here's what I did so far: Since I already had a ball-mount on the truck and wasn't using it for HF anymore, instead of buying a factory antenna I cut a stainless steel whip down to 1/4-wave on 2 meters and mounted it to the ball mount. It works fine with less than 1.5:1 SWR across the whole 2-meter band. The antenna is fed with about ten feet of RG-213 and also I installed an LDG-SP200 surge protector inline which is grounded to the truck body. The surge protector is a gas discharge tube that acts as an insulator, but acts as a conductor when 250 volts is exceeded. My question is, since the surge protector will not ground the antenna unless 250 volts is exceeded, what happens to my rig below 250 volts? Will the rig safely shunt (static... dc) to ground below 250 volts or should I worry about it? I live in a dry area where static buildup is a problem. Can I get away with putting a high value resistor between the ground and antenna like I do on HF? On HF I will typically put a 100K or greater carbon resistor between the radiating element and ground to shunt static buildup to ground. Below is a picture of a resistor I was thinking of using. It's a 221K 4-watt non-inductive Caddock film resistor.