I got my first HF radio for Christmas. It's an IC-7300. I've been limited to playing with 2 meters on my mobile until now so I am more than excited. It's been a long time coming.

I have a question about running ground outside to a rod to get a ground bus. My radio will be set up in the office on the second floor of my house. So it's a pretty good run down to the ground to set a rod. And the wife isn't going to let it run across the floor or out a window or anything, I'm probably going to have to take it up into the attic and then over and out, so it could be 50 feet of wire or more for me to get out to a ground rod.

Is that too far to run? I don't really know enough to know if I should be scared of a wire that long or not. Are there other options?