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Re: [TenTec] OT Static Discharge

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] OT Static Discharge
From: "Dr. Gerald N. Johnson" <geraldj@storm.weather.net>
Reply-to: geraldj@storm.weather.net, Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 17:40:08 -0600
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On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 01:56 +0000, Charles Harpole wrote:
> 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?
> 73
> Charles Harpole
> k4vud@hotmail.com
If you park a shorted connector on each one, no static could build up.
I've seen SO-239 flash over from static when not shorted. Raised me out
of my chair the first time I heard that snap.

A suitable RF choke permanently wired across each coax would prevent
static build up even with a radio or tuner attached. And so prevent
flash overs of the output capacitor of the tuner from static build up.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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