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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 18:04:54 -0600
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On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 19:01 -0500, Stuart Rohre wrote:
> 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
> K5KVH 
Or shunt the feed with a shorted quarter wave of transmission line,
probably coax. Bleeds all the DC. Costs more than 2 watt resistors
though and makes the antenna single band.

73, Jerry, K0CQ

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