the first $50 to spend would be on surge protectors on the electrical box
coming into the house... more damage is done on AC lines than anything else
by a huge factor... even if your subdivision has underground wiring. either
company is okay for their equipment.
73 de Mike/ N7MB
At 07:05 PM 4/9/97 -0500, Wendell Wyly - W5FL wrote:
>Got my tower up with antennas and feedlines. Read the Polyphaser Book.
>Good grounding on tower with ground rods (10), rebar cage grounding, and
>500 ft of #6 copper radials. I have a single point ground and single point
>entry into the radio room which is 25 feet from the tower.
>Now need good lightning protection components. I have read all of
>Polyphasers claims in their $20 book and ICE's claims and don't know which
>to use. They are about the same price within 10%. I need to protect 3 - 8
>conductor cables, 1 - 2 meter 50Watt feedline and 3 - (1.6-30 Mhz) 1.5kw
>power feedlines. Radio is FT1000MP hooked to computer and packcluster TNC.
> All 110 volt eqpt and computer has high quality ISOTEL protectors and
>phone line protectors. The 220 line to the amp is unprotected. After
>spending several hundred dollars on these protectors and grounding, can I
>expect to be able to operate with lightning around or do I still need to
>pull the feedlines from the radios? I have been in a house when it was
>struck by Lightning and this is serious business.
>Any and all assistance sincerely appreciated.
>Wendell Wyly W5FL email@example.com
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