At 01:20 PM 6/3/98 -0400, K7LXC wrote:
>In a message dated 98-06-03 11:44:27 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> There seem to be three schools of thought -- 1) disconnect everything, 2)
>> try to prevent a strike by mucking with the corona, 3) try to dissipate a
>> strike. Some advocate combinations of these approaches (i.e., one solution
>> would be to disconnect all cables, use porcupines at the top of masts, and
>> use lightning arrestors connected to a superior ground system.) But due to
>> the random nature of lighting strikes (i.e., the impossibility of
>> reproducible tests), I doubt that this debate will ever be resolved.
> I'm sure you mean resolved in the amateur community. Commercial
>communication site ground systems and standards are well documented and
>accepted by those users. In their case, an outage due to a lightning strike
>would result in the ultimate problem - loss of revenue - and that's not
What are these commercial standards? Where are they documented?
I would like to see that information.
I agree with Steve in that commercial stations DO take direct hits
and keep on ticking. I want to know what THEY do!
Chad Kurszewski, WE9V e-mail: Chad_Kurszewski@csg.mot.com
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