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Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 06:11:47 -0500 (EST)
I just put up a 50 foot Glenn Martin Tower.  I am going to have a quad up
there with a rotatable dipole. 

Right now nothing is hooked up so I have no lightning protection (except for
the eight foot ground rod connected to the tower by a heavy gauge stranded
copper wire).

What would be your recommendation for a complete lightning protection system.
 I have not ordered the coax yet, so I can build it from the ground up. 

Believe it or not, I sent an email to AES and asked them to design a system
for me and after a week I got an email back that said to look at page 98 in
their catalog.  They said they could not help me design a system because they
did not know what my exact setup was.  

So, do I just buy "one of each" on page 98 starting at the antenna end and
working back? 

73 de Joe N8TI

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