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Subject: [TowerTalk] Lightning Protection Components
From: w2up@Op.Net (Barry Kutner)
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 1997 12:36:04 +0000
Perhaps a knowledgeable person can answer the following:

Every time there is a thunderstorm, why don't the commercial stations 
(radio and TV) shut down their xmtrs and unplug their coax?

Do they do a grounding job so far above and beyond the Polyphaser 
standard (ground rods, bulkhead, surge suppressors, common point 
ground, etc.) that it's OK to stay connected? Or, do they just keep 
replacing equipment as it blows up?

Bottom line, what does it take to stay connected? How about something 
like a Top Ten box that automatically switches all lines to ground 
when off the air? (is this feasible Dave or George?)
73 Barry

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