Larry, are there any strong BC stations near you?
I would connect a resistor of say 10,000 ohms to ground from each side of
the feeder of your dipole to constantly drain static build up which is
common in cold dry winter weather. Even slight wind or sway of the wires
could develop hundreds of volts, given the winter conditions.
Are the leads from power supply large enough conductors and twisted all the
GL and 73,
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