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[TowerTalk] true north

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Subject: [TowerTalk] true north
From: (Frank T. Brady)
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 09:05:36 -0700

Maybe a post mortem of your lightening protection is in order?  Do you think
anything you could have done differently would have saved the antennas or is
the kind of strike you experienced impossible to protect against?

Better luck next time -
 Frank - W0ECS

>While trying to line up my 5x5x5 and 5x5, 10 meter stacks on two towers I
>asked the dreaded question several months ago. This question evokes the
>most rath I have ever witnessed in ham radio. It seems to drive some guys
>over the edge. all went for naught however, when, after two years of work
>completing in early May, lightning destroyed the whole works last Thursday
>in a split second. Guess a higher power hates the "true North" question
>73, W4YV 
>> From: Kelly Taylor <>
>> To:
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] true north
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>> Date: Wednesday, July 02, 1997 1:35 AM
>> In the 1996, 97 and perhaps earlier, editions of the Arrl Handbook, a 
>> floopy disk included with the book contains the program SHADOW.EXE, by 
>> K6WX, which, with the input of local latitude, longtitude, date, time and
>> time zone number. It will then calculate, for your location, at what time
>> the sun's shadow points north. Information on this is on page 20.30 of 
>> the '97 Handbook.
>> And no, I receive no consideration from the ARRL or anyone else for 
>> supplying this info. Just thought it would help.
>> 73 all
>> kelly
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