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Re: [TowerTalk] spider balls

To: "Grillo's" <ah3c@frii.com>,"Towertalk Reflector" <towertalk@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] spider balls
From: "Tom Rauch" <w8ji@contesting.com>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <w8ji@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:56:57 -0400
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> Since we are on the subject of lightning, has anyone ever
used "spider
> balls" to dissipate energy thereby eliminating strikes on
the structure?
> These are a steel rod with over 200 fine spiked elements
about 2 ft. long
> each that create a cluster of very sharp spikes.

All the data I've seen in actual statistical tests show they
don't do anything.



73 Tom


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