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[TowerTalk] Lightning solution

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Lightning solution
From: (David Robbins)
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 01:03:22 +0000 wrote:
> the base or tower to rebar or rebar to earth or something. What you're trying
> to do is PREVENT the strike by offering a low impedance path to earth (again,
> many assumptions).

a low impedance path to ground doesn't prevent strikes.  in fact the low
impedance path will allow more charge from the ground to flow onto the 
tower and probably increase the chance that the tower would be hit. 
the low impedance path to ground does is to provide a good place for the
lightning stroke to flow to ground instead of finding its own path
whatever is attached to the tower.

David Robbins K1TTT (ex KY1H)   or

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