On 9 Jul 97, Craig Clark <email@example.com> wrote:
> So, to keep everything at ground, I have now grounded all incoming
> coax connectors; shield to coqax center pin to ground wire.
> While this will not prevent damage from a direct strike, will the
> additional grounding (of two DC-ground antennas) help reduce the risk of any
> additional problems?
I recall back in my W2SZ days that all coax lines came in thru a
bulkhead panel, which then had to be jumpered to one of many SO-239s
to feed into one of the rooms in the shack. When not in use, they
were jumpered to a grounded connector in the panel.
The SZ towers at that time ranged from 40-120 feet on top of a BIG
hill. I'm sure they took hits from time to time, but I don't recall
ever any lightning damage during my 4 years there.
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown, PA Frankford Radio Club
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