Nelson, you might check with your Electrical Power company. KCP&L will
install surge protection at the meter and guarantee at replacement value
any electronics items that are damaged. I believe the cost is around
$4.95 per month plus tax. You may have something similar in your area.
>From: Nelson P. Moyer, Ph.D.[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 1997 3:12 PM
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Best Homeowners Insurance for Hams?
>I read the fine print in my State Farm Homeowner's Extra policy and
>they exclude "artificially induced" power surge damage to "chips, capacitors,
>transistors, tubes, etc. That doesn't make me very happy, considering the
>amount of consumer electronics and ham gear in my house.
>What companies cover replacement costs of equipment damaged by lightning
>induced power surges or direct strikes? I'm looking to change companies
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