On Sat, 20 Jun 1998 17:03:52 +0000 John Kjos <W9RPM@centuryinter.net>
>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
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