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[TowerTalk] pier pin basics

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Subject: [TowerTalk] pier pin basics
From: (Keith Morehouse - W9RM)
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 13:52:01 -0600
Pete Soper wrote:
> Now I can concentrate properly on the worry that if I don't
> insulate my EHS guys they'll direct lightning down and weld my
> turnbuckles. So much to worry about, so little time :-)

A couple 'o little 502's on the guywire won't stop a lightning strike.
It'll flash those puppies right over.

Ground all your guy wires BEFORE the turnbuckles (yep - just like in the
Rohn catalog) and ground the hell out of the base (or spark gap it). 
Give that lightning a nice low Z path to ground at the tower base so it
doesn't feel that it HAS to crispy-critter your turnbuckle assemblies
and carbon track your insulators !

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