Brian, see; www.lightningeliminators.com there are many of these
all over the Jacksonville area! Pretty massive and not real eye
appealing, but supposedly very effective. The antennaes you saw at
the weigh stations are to communicate with FHP cars and have
nothing to do with the lightning protection devices, but are
mounted in their protective cone area and are the primary reason
for the protection devices.
----- Original Message -----
From: alsopb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 1:04 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] lightning season query
> I was recently traveling down I-95 in Northern Florida and
> something odd at one of the truck weigh stations.
> Among the light poles there were some same height poles topped
> what looked like umbrellas without any fabric. There appeared
> ten or more arms/umbrella. About 15' under these were some kind
> tiny UHF antenna. There appeared to be no vertical radiator on
> the unbrellas.
> Was this supposed to be some new-fangled type of lightning
> Instead of beeding off charge I guess these umbrellas would
> volt/meter at the top of the poles.
> Didn't see them anywhere else.
> de Brian/K3KO
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