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[TowerTalk] Clicking?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Clicking?
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Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 01:45:51 +0100

On Sat, 20 Jun 1998 17:03:52 +0000 John Kjos <>
>I have a 90' rohn 55 tower with a Force 12 -EF240X and 5BA antennas on
>a mast above this tower.I also have a Alpha Delta 80m inverted V from
>the 90' level.At various times,especially when there is lightning in
>the area I can here a distinct clicking sound coming from the
>tower.The sound is a intermitent-click,click and it speeds up and then
>will quit if there is lightning in the imediate area.It then will
>start up after a few minutes pass.Is this static electricity that is
>building up on my tower and then discharging?Thank you.    John W9RPM

I can hear the same thing on my KT-34XA. It is static electricity
jumping from the boom to the elements across the insulators. It seems
to be most common just after a lightning storm has passed by.
I think Force 12 also has at least some of the elements insulated
from the boom, so that may be the source of what you are hearing.

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

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