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[TowerTalk] Disconnecting cables and lightning

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Disconnecting cables and lightning
From: (Stan)
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 11:05:02 -0400
> Hello Pete,

Disconnecting the cables outside is an option BUT....

you would have to open the seal on all of the coaxial lightning
protectors (mine are on the outside)
you must seal all cable ends from moisture.. and the exposed lightning
arrestor port...
you will get wet in the rain,....
if at night you will need more light than a flaslight and three
hands,....logistically, I preferr to put the lightning arrestors on the
OUTSIDE of the building penetration paneland disconnect all cables on
the INSIDE,   since I have a cellar with ready access to the panel...

Stan, WA1ECF  Cape Cod, MA   FN41sr

> That's too bad - I've always found your comments enlightening.  The
> only
> difficulty I have with the Polyphaser book is that it assumes that the
> equipment must remain on and connected at all times, and then
> prescribes
> protective measures for that situation.  What I want to know is
> whether
> disconnection of all conductors outside the structure is an
> alternative
> that would provide similar, better or worse protection than leaving
> those
> conductors connected with the full complement of protective measures.

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