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Re: [TenTec] OT Static Discharge

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT Static Discharge
From: "Stuart Rohre" <rohre@arlut.utexas.edu>
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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 19:01:14 -0500
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Charles, I think discharging the antenna is a good idea.

We do it when using large 1 wave around horizontal loops, but we actually 
put on continuous discharge networks of 100 kohm resistors, 2 watts.  One on 
each side of the ladder line feeding the antenna.  They go to a ground rod. 
Static build up is continuously bled off.  They are carbon resistors.  Value 
not critical as long as it is X10 times the impedance of the feeder or more.

-Stuart Rohre

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