I STRONGLY urge everyone on the list to read two sources of information...
1. THE LIGHTNING BOOK , Peter E. Viemeister, Doubleday & Company, Inc.,
Garden City, New York 1961. This can be had through the library on an
interloan request... stack number 537.83 V67
This is the definitive text on lightning and is must reading to consider
yourself an educated contestor....
2. A... THE GROUNDS FOR LIGHTNING PROTECTION...
B... STRIKING NEWS, VOL 3, NUMBER 1 Feb 94 - specifically on ham
C... LIGHTNING/EMP and GROUNDING SOLUTIONS - catalog
All by PolyPhaser Co. 2225 Park Place, PO Box 9000, Minden, Nv 89423-9000,
advertised in most ham mags... Yes, they are trying to sell their products,
but in the process they will educate the heck out of you...
>From John Dorr K1AR" <firstname.lastname@example.org Thu May 9 16:07:41 1996
From: John Dorr K1AR" <email@example.com (John Dorr K1AR)
Subject: Dayton Contest Banquet Update
For your information, there are still tickets available for the Dayton
contest banquet on Saturday, May 18th. It's too late to mail tickets at
this point, however I will be bringing a limited number to Dayton.
If you are interested in obtaining tickets at Dayton, please let me know
via return E-Mail. You will be able to purchase them from me at CQ's
booth any time prior to the dinner on a first-come, first-served basis
until I run out.
Also, a long-running tradition has changed. Stouffers has officially
changed their name. It's now called the Crowne Plaza. Other than that,
it's the same place...same lousy 2AM pizza, same lobby, same crowded
elevators. BTW, they do have a new # if you need it: 513-224-0800.
73 John, K1AR
>From sawyers" <firstname.lastname@example.org Thu May 9 17:54:12 1996
From: sawyers" <email@example.com (sawyers)
Subject: Re: Little lots 'n' tall towers
We used the same study when fighting for the local anteena ordinance. The
70% was a 'politically derived' number - we wanted 40%.
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Subject: RE: Little lots 'n' tall towers
Author: firstname.lastname@example.org at ccmgw1
I came across a study of commercial towers about ten years ago by some NJ
engineering firm. They studied how large towers failed (300-2000' towers) and
concluded that in all of the failures they studied (I don't remember how
many) none had fallen farther from the base than 30% of the height. (It
isn't certain that smaller towers would fail in the same way.) I think the
details ended up with Chris Imlay, N3AKD, the ARRL's general counsel.
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box 386, West Suffield CT 06093 Phone: 860-668-5444