You'll find that just unplugging the antenna's is only partly protective.
Sometimes ligning just appears out of the blue, in any case you may not have
heard the first few lightnings until it is close by.
It is better to have an permanent protection in place like a surge protector
that is DC blocking and has a bleeder resistor or inductance to earth.
I only unplug the antenna's when I am away for extended periods, if I am not
active during the day I do switch the rig to the internal dummy load in the ATU.
73, Marinus, ZL2ML
Subject: [TenTec] OT Static Discharge
From: Charles Harpole
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 01:56:58 +0000
I unplug all my incoming antenna lines (etc.) at my
window patch panel. However, prior to plugging
the ant lines back in later, I short the center to the
shield briefly in the off chance the antenna system
has any static built up. Maybe a good idea?
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