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Subject: [TowerTalk] Lightning [RE]
From: (Dick Flanagan)
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 20:27:25 -0700
At 8:09 PM -0700 6/3/98, Ron Youvan wrote:

>  We broadcasters have been using them for 15 or more years.  Where we were
>loosing 3 or 4 LNA's in a earth station dish, every summer (in St. Pete,
>Florida) EVERY YEAR FOR OVER 10 YEARS.  After mounting 3 fuzzy brushes each
>about 10" in diameter, coming out of a 1/2" stem, along the top edge, about
>6' apart, (up about 30') 3 or 4 years ago, we have NOT lost one LNA since

Hi, Ron.

Do you know if you stopped loosing LNAs because lightning strikes were
prevented or if because those strikes had their curent channeled through
the "fuzzy brushes" and away from the LNAs?

>  If the object, such as a broadcast tower can get enough electrons (fast
>enough, they do not travel at the speed of light!*) into it's mass and the
>mass is sufficient, the resultant strike will not cause a huge ground current

oooooe, my brain hurts. . . .

73, Dick

Dick Flanagan W6OLD CFII Minden, Nevada DM09db (South of Reno)

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