Grounding the Antenna or Coaxial Cable?
I'm relatively new here so please pardon me if this is a n00b question.
I've got a 4221HD mounted on my balcony and the coax comes into my apartment and connected directly to my PVR.
I was fine-tuning the antenna aiming this evening and noticed something extremely odd. The back of my hand brushed lightly against one of the bowtie elements and I felt a low voltage shock. I can grab it firmly and feel nothing, but if I touch it very lightly with the back of my hand or my arm, there's definitely voltage there.
I've been shocked by 120 volt AC and this is certainly not nearly so strong. I don't know it it's AC or not, but I never expected the active antenna elements to be energized.
What's the deal here? The antenna isn't grounded, but I wouldn't have expected this to be a problem outside a lightning strike. The coax cable is a total of three metres long and the distance between the antenna and the PVR is maybe two metres. I can't figure out what's going on here.
Any ideas? Is this a serious problem?