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
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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