>I know it's not the correct forum for this question but I also know that
>there are some clever people here who will know the answer.
>I'm listening on 20m at the moment and my antenna is a 3 element triband
>yagi at 50 ft. It has been raining for the greater part of the day and it's
>still raining now. The rain static has been driving me crazy.
>Has anybody tried a static discharge resistor, say 1 Meg Ohm at the antenna
>feedpoint. The static strap I wear on my wrist at work has a similar value
>resistor and it supposedly discharges any static electricity buildup and
>protects the equipment I'm working on. Will it work on my antenna?
// I have a TV antenna that is located inside the attic because my
house is line-of-sight to Mt. Wilson (TV hill) in L.A., some 50-miles
away.. I receive rain static TVI - especially on the lower channels. My
guess is that rain static occurs before rain drops hit the ground. On
my outdoor radio antennas, I receive rain static even though I use HV
bleeder resistors to discharge static buildup, which would otherwise arc
antenna tuner capacitors.
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