On the HamRadioHelpGroup someone asked:
I’m in a second floor apartment right now and thus do not have access to an efficient grounding possibility….Does a 100 what radio represent a significant hazard if not grounded properly?
To which, Mark, K5LXP, replied:
Yes. If it fell on the ground improperly it would break. Grounds are for AC shock protection. The rig operates on 12V. No shock hazard there.